Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing

Thesele Kemane and two other young opera singers from South Africa’s black townships are excelling at the at the once all-white University of Cape Town Opera School. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Julie Cohen (The Sturgeon Queens) follows these marvelously talented young singers, witnessing their struggles, both public and private, nearly two decades after the end of apartheid. This moving documentary explores the power of art to change perceptions and transform lives.

Julie Cohen. 2013. 81 m. NR. South Africa/USA. N/A.

Q&A and LIVE MUSIC After a conversation with filmmaker Julie Cohen, baritone Thesele Kemane, and JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman, Thesele, who begins graduate studies at Juilliard this fall, will perform.


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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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$20 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org

Sponsor Message

Sponsored by Janet Maslin and Ben Cheever, and the Lucille and Paul Maslin Foundation.