Celebrating 30 Years of Film, Art & Freedom: Film Screenings and Workshops Funded by Gauteng Film Commission and Endorsed by Lesedi Local Municipality and Emfuleni Local Municipality 18 June 2024: As South Africa marks three decades of democracy, Lops Holdings, with generous funding from the Gauteng Film Commission and the endorsement of the Lesedi Local Municipality and Emfuleni Local Municipality, proudly presents the “Celebrating 30 Years of Film, Art & Freedom” project. This significant initiative aims to commemorate the nation’s historic milestone through a series of film screenings and workshops designed to promote reflection, community engagement, and dialogue on themes of freedom, reconciliation, and progress. The project will feature curated film screenings showcasing diverse perspectives on South Africa’s freedom struggle, followed by interactive workshops and panel discussions. These events will take place at the following venues:
1. Ratanda Hall: 25 June, 12:00 – 15:00
2. Impumelelo Hall: 27 June, 12:00 – 15:00
3. Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct: 29 June, 10:00 – 18:00
“We are excited to present this project as a tribute to the resilience and spirit of South Africa’s journey to freedom,” said Mandla Shabangu of the Lesedi Local Municipality. “Through the power of film and community engagement, we hope to honour the past, celebrate the present, and inspire hope for the future.” Key components of the project include:
• Film Screenings: Featuring films that provide diverse perspectives on the freedom
• Workshops: Interactive sessions addressing historical awareness and cultural
• Panel Discussions: Engaging dialogues with local historians, community leaders, and

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“Our youth must understand and appreciate the significance of this milestone in our history,” added Ketso Monaheng of Lops Holdings. “By involving them in these events, we hope to foster a deeper connection to their heritage and a greater sense of responsibility as they navigate the freedoms and challenges of our democracy.” The events will also include a talk by a representative from the Film and Publication Board on “The Effects of Internet Usage for Our Youth in This Democracy: The Do’s and Don’ts of Freedom of Expression,” highlighting the importance of responsible online behaviour. On 29 June at the Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct, the event will also feature an art fair, including crafters market with 15 stalls showcasing various crafts. Attendees will enjoy live music and poetry performances, serenading them with soothing yet informative renditions.
For more information about the project and screening schedules, please contact:
Contact Information:
Lops Holdings
Ketso Monaheng
083 525 8339

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Lops Holdings is dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment and social engagement within the community. With a commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding, we strive to create events that bring people together and celebrate our shared heritage.