Youth Day – the launch of GOOD HOPE a new documentary

By MapMyWay
15 June 2020

GOOD HOPE, documentary
Grappling with racial inequality - Can South Africa show the way?

GOOD HOPE a new documentary, provides the focus for an online panel discussion about life in post-apartheid South Africa. This promises to be a lively event with audience participation, in a country that has been dealing with these issues for centuries.

The launch of the documentary brings together a panel of contributors to discuss the challenges of creating a more inclusive society in post-apartheid South Africa.

  • As the world confronts issues of racial inequality and injustice, how do young voices from South Africa provide hope?

Filmmaker Anthony Fabian’s new documentary, ‘Good Hope’ explores how a new generation is building a future for a deeply divided nation.

Online launch of GOOD HOPE

The online launch will showcase a panel of contributors to discuss the themes uncovered by the documentary and assess how the lessons learnt could help other societies tackling racial inequality to build bridges.

Panellists include: Adriaan Basson (Editor, News 24), Lerato Tshabalala (Author and Broadcaster), Unathi September (Inspire Foundation Africa), Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng (Gender Equalities Commission), Yusuf Randera-Rees (Social Entrepreneur), Lynette Ntuli (Social Entrepreneur), Mike van Graan (Playwright), Mmusi Maimane (Founder of the One South Africa Movement), Lisa Klein (SA SME, Business for South Africa), Ndoni Mcunu (Environmentalist), Katherine Leach-Lewis (Producer) and Anthony Fabian (Director), plus (TBC) Siya Kolisi (Springboks Captain and Rugby World Champion, 2019), Thuli Madonsela (Former Public Protector), Kagiso
Lediga (Comedian), Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (Author and Activist).

Excerpts from ‘Good Hope’ will be shown during the event to highlight the challenges young South Africans face – and how the protagonists are working to overcome them. This promises to be a lively event with audience participation, in a country that has been dealing with these issues for centuries.

Panellists will take question from a moderator and will cover:
• Background and rationale behind the project
• The film’s relevance to the current race debate around the world
• What role does hope play in any society?
• Why the focus on ‘youth’ and what is the significance of Youth Day to the
• Why it is necessary to reframe the narrative of South Africa?
• How can lessons from the past inform a better future?
• What are the particular challenges faced by women in South African society?
• More Good Hope stories: educational projects around the film

At the end of the evening, the discussion will open up to participants for a Q&A

“Good Hope is fascinating, important and impressive. South Africa is in such a unique position in its history and if they achieve the changes they are on the brink of, the whole world could learn from them and the good hope could spread. I have learnt a lot and been allowed to listen to a wonderful mixture of articulate voices and I do feel hope – and hope it is widely seen.” – Dame Harriet Walter

WHEN: 16 June 2020 – Youth Day, South Africa
TIME: 18:30-20:00 SAST/CEST (17:30-19:00 BST/GMT+1)
HOW: To attend the web conference contact: Katherine Leach-Lewis:

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