12:40pm – 2:30pm
Michael Lessac – A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake (USA/South Africa, 2014)
101 minutes | Elebash Recital Hall
Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, English, Xhosa, Zulu, Albanian, Serbian
with English subtitles
A diverse group of South African actors tours the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia to share their country’s experiment with reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people with raw memories of atrocity, the actors find they must once again confront their homeland’s violent past, and question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness. Featuring never-before-heard original music by jazz legend Hugh Masekela.
Global Arts Corps (Michael Lessac, Artistic Director) is an international community of professional artists who use theatre as a catalyst for dialogue, as a way to shift perspectives, and as a means through which to bring about understanding, tolerance, and empathy.