New York-based filmmaker Petter Ringbom’s latest film is screened at Walter Read Theater, Lincoln Center as an official selection for the Sound + Vision Series in August. After the success of the 2012 documentary “The Russian Winter” Ringbom embarked on a journey to South Africa to explore and portray how artists have embraced and interpret twenty years of democracy. The new film by the director is a captivating narrative about freedom of expression after Apartheid.
The US premiere is on August 5 at 9 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A with the Swedish born director and filmmaker. More info, see Film Society, Lincoln Center-Sound + Vision 2014 or http://shieldspear.com/ Book tickets for tonight's performance: 9 p.m. Shield & Spear, by Petter Ringbom, 2014. 89 minutes

“After 20 years of democracy, South African artists, musicians, and designers add to the political discourse in a rapidly changing country. But how quickly is the society willing to change and how much resistance will it offer? The creative community takes on charged topics, such as political corruption, race, poverty, discrimination against the LGBT community, and whether defacing art in a public gallery is political expression, to varying degrees of backlash. Brett Murray, BLK JKS, Zanele Muholi, Gazelle, The Brother Moves On, Yolanda Fyrus, Fokofpolisiekar, The Smarteez, and many others are featured in this vibrant documentary where art, politics, and cultures collide."

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Shield & Spear by Petter Ringbom, 2014. 89 minutes, in Afrikaans, English and Zulu with English subtitles.
Screened at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023 (Bet Columbus and Amsterdam Aves), 212.875.5610
August 5 at 9 p.m.

Film Society, Lincoln Center-Sound + Vision 2014