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“The youth is the hope of our future.”  - Jose Rizal

Youth Day Film Festival 2022



The Cape Town Museum of Childhood is excited to host its first film festival on Youth Day, 16 June 2022. The festival will commemorate Youth Day, a historical day for South Africa which honours the courage of youth who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976.

The film festival will take place at the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus, Kromboom Road, Athlone - a stone’s throw away from where the iconic Trojan Horse Massacre occurred in 1985 where three youth were killed by apartheid security forces.

Films featured at the festival include ‘Action Kommadant’ and ‘Miseducation’ by filmmaker Nadine Angel Cloete and ‘The Wynberg 7’ and ‘Ballie Boys’ by filmmaker Professor Siona O’Connell.

The aim of the festival is to educate young people about the past sacrifices of youth who fought against the Apartheid regime. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the current situation of youth in South Africa and how it has been shaped by the past. The festival will also include a panel discussion with the filmmakers, film interviewees and youth.

Entrance into the festival will be free! Reserve your seat today at Seats are limited.


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