Larry Shore’s (Faculty Associate and Professor of Film and Media at Hunter College) film RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope, will air this month on Link TV. Professor Shore was also recently a co-organizer of and a presenter at Roosevelt House & the Human Rights Program’s Fall 2014 Academic Conference – “South Africa: Twenty Years After Apartheid.”
About the film:
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, the filmmakers tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator Kennedy in action at an important moment in American and South African history. The five-day visit includes his famous “Day of Affirmation” speech at the University of Cape Town. The speech is generally considered to be the greatest speech of Robert Kennedy’s career. One paragraph, featuring the “ripple of hope”, is among the most quoted in American politics and appears on Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. Link TV is broadcast on Direct TV in the United States, which reaches an estimated 30 million home viewers.
You can also watch RFK in the Land of Apartheid online from September 25 – October 1, 2014.
For more information about Professor Shore’s film, visit the film website.