Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with Tsotsi (2005).
A South African hoodlum named Tsotsi lives by a code of violence, and he and his gang of thugs prowl the streets of Johannesburg day and night, attacking those who fail to give them what they want. After casually shooting a woman and stealing her car, he discovers her baby in the back seat. Instead of harming the mewling infant, he takes it home and cares for it. The child acts as a catalyst for the hardened thug to regain his humanity.
A discussion will be led by William Finlay, department of sociology.
Spearheaded by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and International Affairs, and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place on the third Wednesday of each month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions.