"RFK in the Land of Apartheid" Premieres Tonight

< Back

Monday August 22, 2011

From Africa.com

RFK in the Land of Apartheid” Premiering on PBS Tonight
By: John Suggs

Robert F. Kennedy has long been identified with Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C. But this week, following its successful spring South African premiere and tour, a new film that explores the slain presidential candidate’s ties with South Africa, will air on PBS tonight in the United States (check local listings).

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” interweaves the present with a largely unknown yet important visit that Senator Kennedy made to South Africa in June 1966, during the darkest days of apartheid.

With an original sound track by American musician Jason Moran and voices from the University of Cape Town Africa Choir, the film’s heart is found in the hopeful reaction people have to his “Ripple of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, which is widely considered to be the most important speech Kennedy ever gave, and a summation of his deepest-held beliefs and convictions. One paragraph in particular, the “Ripple” paragraph, has become one of the most quoted paragraphs in American politics.

To read more click here

RFK in the Land of Apartheid 4:10 Jason Moran
Fire Waltz 4:36 Jason Moran
Jump Up 5:48 Jason Moran
[+] open in new window

Watch what's on

*Jump Up
Fire Waltz
I'll Play The Blues For You
[+] open in new window

IMN / INDUSTRY NEWS

NPR's Favorite Songs of 2014

From NPR Music NPR picks some IMN artists’ tunes as their favorites of 2014: Ambrose Akinmusire feat. Becca Stevens, “Our Basement (Ed)” Shades of...

Posted Dec 10th, 2014

12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Led by Artistic Director Danilo Pérez Announces 2015 Lineup

12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Led by Artistic Director Danilo Pérez Announces 2015 Lineup Festival Dates: January 12 – 17, 2015 Uniting internationally acclaimed...

Posted Nov 21st, 2014

Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival Tonight on NPR

From NPR jazz night in america: wednesday night webcasts Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival By: Patrick Jarenwattananon In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne...

Posted Oct 22nd, 2014

News Archive