Documentary and discussion Hennie Serfontein; Our Man in South Africa - April 25th
Screening of the documentary. Afterwards his daughter Anli Serfontein will talk with Lejo Schenk (former director IKON).
The struggle against apartheid in South Africa is a regular topic in the history of the interdenominational broadcaster IKON. Filmmaker Anli Serfontein delves into the past and tells the story of her father, the South African journalist Hennie Serfontein (now 84 years of age). As correspondent of i.a. the IKON, NCRV and Trouw, he was in the 70’s and 80’s one of the main sources of independent reporting from South Africa. In conversations with him and his former colleagues in the Netherlands and South Africa - and with numerous archival recordings from this period - the documentary paints an era of committed journalism, which nevertheless stood for the truth; regardless of the dangers it entailed.
"During apartheid you had, as a journalist in South Africa, the idea that you worked in a graveyard. Every weekend there were funerals, attended by thousands of people. "
After the screening of the documentary, Anli Serfontein will talk to Lejo Schenk, former director of IKON about the choices of a journalist and the value of fair reporting.
Location: South Africa House Keizersgracht 141-C, Amsterdam
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Reservations: evenementen [at] zuidafrikahuis [dot] nl
Admission: € 10, -.
Start: 19:30 / doors open: 19:00