World premiere: Freedom Isn’t Free – the Freedom Charter Today

Cape Town

V&A Waterfront 6
Sat 2 June / 3.30pm + Q&A
Thu 7 June / 8.15pm + Q&A

Isivivana Auditorium, Khayelitsha
Sun 10 June / 6pm


Sat 9 June / 5.45pm

Director Martin Jansen  Country South Africa  Year 2017 Duration 89 minutes

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Freedom Isn’t Free challenges the ANC government with its failure to bring into being the words and resolutions of the Freedom Charter signed at Kliptown in 1955 when, from all over the country, Congress of the People delegates assembled to forge a new path for South Africa.  Using excellent archival footage, intercut from that past into the present and informative commentary by new and older generations, the film demonstrates that for the overwhelming majority of South Africans, housed in sprawling shanty-towns, there has been little advance since apartheid ended – neither economically or educationally.

The Education Struggle – Workers and Student United?

Since the mid-1990’s, especially after the ANC government adopted its neo-liberal economic policy, GEAR, public education has become increasingly privatised and commercialised. Worst affected have been working class parents who struggle to pay school and/or university fees for their children in their quest to secure their part of “A Better Life for All” in the post-Apartheid era.