Amazing news as Glasgow, Love and Apartheid is nominated for two prestigious film and television awards – 2019 RTS Scotland Award in the category ‘Documentary & Specialist Factual’ and 2019 Celtic Media Festival for ‘Best History Doc.’ Big congrats to Director Dhivya Kate Chetty and the team at Hopscotch Films. It was a pleasure to be part of such a beautiful project.
In the year of Nelson Mandela’s centenary, Glasgow, Love and Apartheid is the story of one family’s fight against apartheid from Scotland and South Africa. Director, Dhivya Kate Chetty, follows her parents – a mixed, and once ‘illegal’, couple – on a trip back to South Africa where the family stories begin to unfold – protests, an uncle in jail, an ANC arms cache, a doctor on the run and a surprise connection with Mandela in hiding. Illustrated with vivid super 8 shot by both grandfather and father, this intimate documentary is a tale of migration, resistance and reconciliation from South Africa to Scotland with love.
This world premiere marks the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s historic visit to Glasgow.
Screening as part of Black History Month.