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Tapologo Film Screening

Film screening in celebration of International Womens Day of a film about women in South Africa who have changed their lives and improved their community.

Monday, March 08, 2010
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Freedom Park squatter camp, situated in the Northwest province, accommodates a migrant workforce that mines the world’s largest single source of platinum. The women in this community service the needs of the male miners as a means of basic survival. A group of former sex workers living with HIV have created a network called Tapologo and have learnt to be home-based care-workers, joining in solidarity to care for others in the community living with HIV. As we learn each woman’s story, we come to understand how she herself was transformed—from someone who had lost hope into someone who decided to help others in the same situation.

Introduction of the film by Professor Ellen DuBois

Discussion after the film with Deborah Mindry AIDS Research Fellow UCLA Program in Global Health & Sharon Gelman, Executive Director, Artists for a New South Africa

Q&A / discussion moderated by Professor Andrew Apter


  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM  Light Reception
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM   Film screening (88 minutes)
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM  Q&A / discussion

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Screening is part of the UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series.  For more info about the Series, visit

2009-2010 International Human Rights Film Series
The UCLA International Institute is proud to present the second annual Human Rights Film Series, featuring monthly presentations of recent documentaries and feature films, on human rights issues that receive little attention in the United States. These films stand out for their depiction of issues on terms dictated from within the countries and cultures that they examine.

Presenting Sponsor: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The International Human Rights Film Series is sponsored by the International Institute, African Studies Center, Asia Institute, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Latin American Institute, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for World Languages and the UCLA Law School International Human Rights Program and Human Rights Watch.

Pay-by-space $10 parking available in lot 3.

Cost : Free and open to the public

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Download file: Tapologo March 8, 2010.pdf

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA International Institute, Gender Studies, Womens Rights Committee of Human Rights Watch Southern California

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