Letters to Zohra

70 minutes, documentary, colour, HD

research: Hennah Renfurm
scenario : Saskia Vredeveldt

Ahmed Kathrada, born of Indian immigrants in 1929, devoted his life to non-violence and the struggle for freedom in South Africa. In 1964, along with Mandela, Kathrada was convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent the next 26 years in prison. Kathrada was released in 1989. In this documentary we tell Ahmed Kathrada’s story based on the letters he wrote during his confinement on Robben Island. The heritage of Mahatma Gandhi and the passive resistance movement had an effect on the course of the liberation movement. What does remain of the non-violent struggle in South Africa?

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