William Kentridge is South Africa’s most renowned living artist, famous for his charcoal drawings and animated films that address the social and political realities of South Africa, both during and after apartheid. Eleanor Wachtel, arts journalist and host of Writers & Company, talks to William Kentridge about growing up as the child of anti-apartheid lawyers, his struggle to find his way as an artist, and how South Africa has changed since the end of apartheid.
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With local hospitals in Durban, South Africa, strained by the AIDS epidemic, city leaders are trying to restore and reopen a historic children’s hospital shut down in the 1980s during apartheid. The hospital originally opened in 1931 with a mandate to serve kids of all races.
This is a quick documentary made by The Economist magazine, looking ahead to the world cup in South Africa. It’s from early last year.
All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 6: The Power of Forgiveness - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela was on South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chairing many of its tortuous public hearings about atrocities committed in the apartheid era. In an unprecedented dialogue she met with one of apartheid’s most abhorrent killers, in jail, to explore forgiveness, psychological redemption and the symbolic language of trauma.