Films exploring 21st-century Africa screened, Nov. 18
Posted November 14, 2003; 05:54 p.m.
The Global Issues Forum will screen two documentaries exploring the problems facing post-colonial Africa at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in 2 Robertson Hall.
"Somalia -- The Neglected Civil War" a explores the political upheaval in the nation, which is mainly under the power of guerillas and local warlords. The film also addresses how the country has become a recent target in the post-Afghanistan war on terrorism.
"Zimbabwe and South Africa: Still Far From Co-Existence" addresses post-colonial problems in Zimbabwe related to land reallocation, compensation and the rise of violence against whites. The film also uncovers post-apartheid troubles in South Africa as the country deals with an expanding gap between the rich and poor, increasing interracial conflict, a rising crime rate and the AIDS epidemic.
The films are part of a series, "Africa in the 21st Century," and are co-sponsored by the Program in African Studies, AKWAABA and the Department of History.
For additional information, contact Vernoka Musilova .
Contact: Patricia Allen (609) 258-3601