The US Premiere of Children of the Light opens the 9th Annual Harlem International Film Festival following on the heels of its sold out World Premiere screening in Monaco.
Dawn Gifford Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff are the first to chronicle the life story of Desmond Tutu and focus on the Archbishop’s key role in dismantling South African Apartheid.
Tutu, now 82, is a moral icon and a tireless father of modern day South Africa who continues to fight for justice and equality for people in every corner of the globe. “One day he is standing up against the oil sands deal in Canada; next he is calling for human rights for the people of Palestine; then he is stating that he cannot worship a homophobic god.” Narrated by daughter Naomi Tutu.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
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