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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 302

Special: TV Show (Shaka Ilembe Screening and Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho

A special screening of snipptets from Shaka iLembe followed by Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho, the Executive Producer, will explore deeper themes of global participation in telling authentic African narratives from the subjective gaze of the custodians. 


Special: TV Show (Shaka Ilembe Screening and Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho

A special screening of snipptets from Shaka iLembe followed by Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho, the Executive Producer, will explore deeper themes of global participation in telling authentic African narratives from the subjective gaze of the custodians. 


America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 302

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