Green Sanctuary Fourth Friday Film - Soft Vengeance
Date(s) - 08/24/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“An emotive film that recognizes the power and endurance of the human spirit at its best.” – The Guardian (UK)

SOFT VENGEANCE tells the story of Albie Sachs, lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. His story provides a prism through which to view the challenges faced by those unable to tolerate a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment of South Africa’s majority black population.

As a young man, Albie defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions, he was imprisoned and then forced into exile. In 1988, a car bomb by South African security forces in Mozambique cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye. Miraculously he survived and ultimately recovered. Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Albie helped write the new Constitution and was then appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court.

Co-sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, the Green Sanctuary Committee of UUPCA, and Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.


About Friday Films:

Films are shown on the fourth Friday of the month on a variety of topics and themes in the Fireside Room starting at 7:30 pm. Check out the TransitionPaloAlto website: for the title of the monthly film, or call the church office.

A typical agenda is to gather at 7:15 pm for social time; the film starts at 7:30 pm with a discussion following. Suggested donation is $5 – $10 to cover film costs and venue.

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