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Fahrenheit 2010 December 1, 2009

Posted by Andreas in Cape Town, Film screening, South Africa.
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Fahrenheit 2010, a feature documentary that asks crucial questions about the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, will be shown at the Labia on Orange cinema in Cape Town on Sunday 13 December at 8:15pm, on Monday 14 December at 6:15pm and on Tuesday 15 December at 6:15pm.

For four action-packed weeks in June and July 2010, the largest international television audience to ever follow a single event will be watching the football World Cup in South Africa. As the clock ticks down, and the nations of the world anticipate the beautiful game’s showpiece, questions are being asked about what will happen after the trophy is lifted, the caravans move on, and the dogs stop barking…

Fahrenheit 2010 cuts through the hype, with an uncompromising examination of what the World Cup means for South Africans themselves – in particular, who actually stands to benefit from the diversion of millions of dollars to build 21st century sports arenas in a country in which, 15 years after throwing off apartheid’s yoke, millions live in shacks and have no access to water – a South Africa where life expectancy has plummeted beneath that in Ethiopia.

International heavyweights like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, construction workers, FIFA’s Communications Director, street traders, politicians, and sports celebrities, wade into the debate. National pride, corruption and even murder feature in this astonishingly candid film which peels back the glossy media veneer to expose the real concerns of ordinary South Africans: hopes about jobs, the eviction of school children to make way for construction company offices, the removal of an inconvenient community, and what traditional medicine and the influence of the ancestors might mean for the fortunes of the local team…

Fahrenheit 2010 takes the temperature of the Rainbow Nation as it prepares to roll out the Greatest Show on Earth.

The screenings will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion. Tickets are R20 and can be reserved by calling The Labia at 021 424 5927. Reserving tickets is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

This event is presented by The Labia and While You Were Sleeping, a Cape Town-based non-profit film collective committed to bringing progressive, non-mainstream documentaries with important social and environmental messages to South African audiences.

Contacts:

The Labia:

021 424 5927

While You Were Sleeping:

Andreas Späth

084 772 1056

Andreas_Spath@yahoo.com

www.whileyouweresleeping.wordpress.com

While You Were Sleeping:

Andreas Späth

084 772 1056

Andreas_Spath@yahoo.com

http://www.whileyouweresleeping.wordpress.com

UPDATE:

Fahrenheit 2010 will also be screened in Johannesburg and Durban:

Durban: KZNSA (Kwa Zulu Natal Society of Arts), Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Sunday 13 December @ 7.00pm.

Johannesburg: The House of Nsako, 101 High Street, Brixton, Wednesday 16 December @ 8.15pm.

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