UNM-LA Composition Cinema Lecture Series Presents Tsotsi

Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), cares for a baby accidentally taken in a car jacking. Courtesy/Tsotsi Pictures

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will feature Tsotsi, Sept. 28, as the second installment in the Composition Cinema I: A Film and Lecture Series, which will run through Nov. 14.

The host for Tsotsi will be UNM-LA Adjunct Faculty member, Zandree Stidham, and the discussion will center around her course theme “Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.”

Tsotsi presents six days in the life of a young gang leader in Johannesburg, South Africa as he cares for a baby accidentally taken in a car jacking. The fictional film puts a human face on both the victims and the perpetrators of violent crime and is ultimately a story of hope and a triumph of love over rage. Tsotsi is the 2006 winner of five international film festivals.

The film is free and open to the public and will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Jeannette O. Wallace Hall on the UNM-LA campus.

The final remaining film in the series will be Dr. Strangelove hosted by Mickey Marsee Nov. 14.

For more information and a complete series schedule, contact Mickey Marsee, mickeyl@unm.edu.

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