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Soft Vengeance (2014)

Documentary Film in Post-Authoritarian Societies: Korea, Taiwan, South Africa

Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00pm

IU Cinema

This series showcases documentary films from three post-authoritarian societies to show how societies make sense of their authoritarian pasts through contemporary documentary film. Organized around the themes of “Labor, Land, Dwelling,” and “Political Mobilization,” this series brings together three otherwise disparate contexts— South Africa, Taiwan, and South Korea—and asks how shared experiences of authoritarian rule shape contemporary political, economic, and social aspirations.

Abby Ginzburg’s Soft Vengeance (2014) is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover, and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa.