As part of Youth Celebration, Kasi Movie Nights is taking a trip down memory lane with the screening of the world acclaimed SARAFINA! What better way to celebrate, inspire and motivate the youth than to show them where it all began.
The iconic characters, such as Leleti Khumalo and Somizi Mhlongo, in Sarafina have since gone on to become huge stars on both the local and international scene. Sarafina was one of the first South African movies that played a pivotal part in simultaneously
highlighting the dire situation of apartheid affecting the South African youth, as well as showing the rest of the world the quality of movies and art that South Africa could deliver through producing, acting, song and dance.
Thus KMN is taking it back to where it started…..Soweto. The home of its premiere screening in 2012. Founded by South African producer/actor Thapelo Mokoena, KMN was launched at the Soweto Amphitheatre on the 22nd of June 2012. Over 500
students from the 5 schools targeted attended. It was clear from the onset that both children and adults in townships yearned to get lost in the beautiful and magical world of film. It also solidified the intention behind the initiative that film should not only
be accessible to the privileged few.
This screening will be held on Friday 04 July 2014 at an established artist venue called EST 1912, Gumede Street, Rockville, Soweto. EST 1912 is a popular spot for art lovers as it is committed to supporting South African art. Tickets are R50 at the
door and pre-sold tickets will be available at the venue as well as Thesis Concept Store in 173 Mashaba drive, Mofolo, Soweto for R40.
After being featured in Art South Africa’s 100 Good Ideas publication launched at the 2014 Design Indaba, Kasi Movie Nights (KMN) is set on delivering another spectacular event for July. There will also be entertainment from various local DJ’s,
before and after the screening as well as food and drink that will keep the winter chills at bay.