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It is ten years since Nelson Mandela’s passing in 2013. Mandela dedicated his life to the fight for freedom, self-determination and equality. His urgent ideals inspire FACE FORWARD - stories for change, a festival of talks, meet & greets, music, art, dance and films, as well as the fourth edition of the ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture, which this year will be presented by three inspiring thinkers; Panashe Chigumadzi (Zimbabwe), Marcus Tebogo Desando (South Africa) and Jerry Afriyie (Netherlands/Ghana).... It is ten years since Nelson Mandela’s passing in 2013. Mandela dedicated his life to the fight for freedom, self-determination and equality. His urgent...

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RABOZAAL 15:30 – 16:45 | The ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture and Cultural Programme. Opening: Alderman Touria Meliani, Amsterdam Alderman for Arts & Culture, Speakers: Panashe Chigumadzi (Zimbabwe), Marcus Desando (South Africa) and Jerry Afriyie (Netherlands/Ghana). Host: Ikenna Azuike. Performances by Ntjam Rosie, Soweto Skeleton Movers and Sites of Memory with Jennifer Tosch, Jomecia Oosterwolde, Houda Bibouda, Jörgen Gario & Jahcysha Boschman. More info here . Ajaxfoyer All day | Mandela’s speech... RABOZAAL 15:30 – 16:45 | The ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture and Cultural Programme. Opening: Alderman Touria Meliani, Amsterdam Alderman for Arts & Culture,...

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Sunday 5 February, 2023 12.30 - 13.30 | Koninklijke Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Joumana El Zein Khoury, Els Barents, Farren van Wyk. Host: Ikenna Azuike House of Bondage became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1967. The photographs by Ernest Cole, himself born in South Africa, pictured how life really looked in apartheid’s cruel systems of legal racism, humiliation and exploitation. The book was immediately banned in South Africa and Ernest Cole fled into exile,... Sunday 5 February, 2023 12.30 - 13.30 | Koninklijke Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Joumana El Zein Khoury, Els Barents, Farren van Wyk. Host:...

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Sunday 5 February, 2023 12.345 - 13.30 | Plein Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Elizabeth BanyiTabi (Cameroon), Ngina Kirori (Kenya), Emmanuel Mutaizibwa (Uganda), Theophilus Abbah (Nigeria). Host: Bram Vermeulen. A new generation of African investigative journalists is exposing repression, abuse of power and self-enrichment, often while working under difficult and dangerous circumstances. What have they uncovered in their work? And how do their stories contribute to the growing movements for... Sunday 5 February, 2023 12.345 - 13.30 | Plein Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Elizabeth BanyiTabi (Cameroon), Ngina Kirori (Kenya), Emmanuel...

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Sunday 5 February, 2023 14.15 - 15.15 | Koninklijke Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Marja Vuijsje, Farhad Goliardy, Mardjan Seighali, Bart Luirink & Zhinia Noorian . Gespreksleider Bahram Sadeghi. Het verzet tegen een repressief regime is er een van alle tijden. Toen schrijver Marja Vuijsje bezig was met haar boek Volgend jaar in Iran zag ze duidelijke overeenkomsten tussen de strijd tegen Apartheid in Zuid-Afrika en de strijd die nu plaatsvindt in Iran: apartheid (niet op basis van ras maar... Sunday 5 February, 2023 14.15 - 15.15 | Koninklijke Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Marja Vuijsje, Farhad Goliardy, Mardjan Seighali, Bart Luirink...

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Sunday 5 February, 2023 14.00 - 15.00 | Plein Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Ernestine Comvalius gaat in gesprek met beeldend kunstenaar Patricia Kaersenhout en Junior Mthombeni, acteur, muzikant en maker van (onder andere) het toneelstuk Dear Winnie. Kaersenhout ontleende aan dit stuk inspiratie voor haar Ode aan Winnie. A Portrait of Love and Revolution . In een briefwisseling met Junior voor het Belgische kunstmagazine RektoVerso schrijft ze dit: ‘De scène uit Dear Winnie, de... Sunday 5 February, 2023 14.00 - 15.00 | Plein Foyer, International Theatre Amsterdam Ernestine Comvalius gaat in gesprek met beeldend kunstenaar Patricia...

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How do African theater artists see the world? What themes preoccupy them? What is the state of the (growing) arts sector in Africa? These and more questions form the basis of this program, presented by Afrovibes, the foundation hosting the annual festival of the most exciting, provocative and contemporary ideas and shows connecting artists, empowering people. Ms. Aba, a writer and singer/songwriter (among many others), facilitates the conversation with Pim Deul, Jay Pather, Marjorie Boston. Film... How do African theater artists see the world? What themes preoccupy them? What is the state of the (growing) arts sector in Africa? These and more...

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[ Text in Dutch below ] Despite a decade passing since Nelson Mandela left us, we continue to celebrate his life and his values of freedom, self-determination and equality. This year’s festival features talks, meetings and performances, all alongside the annual ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture. This year's ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture will be delivered by three speakers, each with their own connection to Mandela and each strongly reflective of his ideals. The speakers are Marcus Desando (South Africa),... [ Text in Dutch below ] Despite a decade passing since Nelson Mandela left us, we continue to celebrate his life and his values of freedom,...

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Bijzondere vertoningen van twee indringende documentaires: The State against Nelson Mandela and the Others en A New Country. Beide films werpen nieuw licht op de recente geschiedenis van Zuid-Afrika. 15:00 uur A New Country , Sifiso Khanyile - 60 minuten In A New Country van Sifiso Khanyile uit 2020 reflecteert de filmmaker op de ontwikkelingen in zijn geboorteland, na dertig jaar democratie. Hoe ziet het land eruit, sinds het in 1994 na een lange strijd was verlost van het apartheidsregime. De... Bijzondere vertoningen van twee indringende documentaires: The State against Nelson Mandela and the Others en A New Country. Beide films werpen nieuw...

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Choreographer Lloyd Marengo, World Press Photo director Joumana El Zein Khoury and theatre director Junior Mthombeni have all confirmed their participation in our upcoming FACE FORWARD – stories for change festival on Sunday, February 5th 2023 in the International Theatre Amsterdam, beginning at 12:30 PM! We are also very pleased to be welcoming Touria Meliani, the Amsterdam Alderman for Arts & Culture, to open the ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture as part of the festival. A sneak preview of all the meets... Choreographer Lloyd Marengo, World Press Photo director Joumana El Zein Khoury and theatre director Junior Mthombeni have all confirmed their...

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In June 1990, 4 months after his release from prison, Mandela visited the Netherlands. He spoke from the balcony of International Theatre Amsterdam and called to continue campaigns for a free and democratic South Africa. The rally was attended by tens of thousands of people. His speech as well as his ideals inspired the ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture, an initiative by ZAM Magazine with the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (Johannesburg) and the City of Amsterdam. The inaugural lecture was... In June 1990, 4 months after his release from prison, Mandela visited the Netherlands. He spoke from the balcony of International Theatre Amsterdam and...