Redgrave, a scion of the famous Redgrave family, stars as a gay South African white communist who smuggled Nelson Mandela back into South Africa in the early 1960s as part of the underground war against the then-apartheid regime, in the film, "The Man Who Drove with Mandela." Redgrave was interviewed last Monday at a showing of the film at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto. He and his sister the actress Vanessa Redgrave, are both members of the Marxist Party in Britain. Mandela and Cecil Williams, the theater director portrayed by Redgrave, were caught and hence Mandela began his long prison term until he was released and later was elected the leader of South Africa. Williams became a "banned" person and later escaped from the country and died abroad. Redgrave played a corrupt policeman who framed Daniel Day Lewis in "In the Name of the Father."
Moore is the director, producer and screenwriter of "The Legacy", a documentary on the enactment of the "Three Strikes" law in California. The film presents a devastating critique of this law that has increased the inmate population and sent many to prison for twenty five to life terms for nonviolent offenses. In Southern California, The Legacy airs tonight on KCET at 9 p.m. with an analysis on Life & Times program following the show at 10:30 p.m.
To chat with Moore during the show, call (949) 824-5824 or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI, two related activist events are slated for this week, where Subversity's show host, Dan Tsang, will speak.
On Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m, the African Students Union at UC Irvine is sponsoring a rally against police abuse outside the Administration Building on campus.
On Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., United Neighborhoods, a grassroots Latino/a group based in Anaheim, organizes a community forum on "Equal Justice for All: Fact or Fantasy" at First United Methodist Church, corner of French and Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana. Other speakers include: Marc C. Block, civil rights attorney for a family whose son was killed by police, and Constance Istratescu, an Orange County public defender. There will also be a victims' panel. Pls RSVP by June 3 to (714) 774-0107.
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