The Tri Continental Film Festival continues its focus on films that speak to the big challenges facing humanity today.
And with Egypt’s revolution in turmoil, assassinations of leaders of the democracy movement in Tunisia and the ongoing crisis in Syria, the festival’s “Arab Season” provides a timely focus on the region. This weekend Capetonians will get to see three films that promise to challenge perceptions. Al Helm tells the story of an African-American gospel choir performing in a Palestinian play on Martin Luther King Jr that tours the West Bank, preaching nonviolence. Also on is Stéphanie Lamorré’s award-winning documentary, Bahrain: Forbidden Country, and Heidi Grunebaum’s heartfelt The Village under the Forest.