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'Promises and Lies - Fault Lines in the ANC', documentary premiere: 4 May 2017

On the 4th of May, 2017, VIAD hosted the premiere of Dr Siona O’Connell’s provocative documentary, Promises & Lies – Fault Lines in the ANC. The premiere was screened in the tented pavilion on Constitution Hill, and was opened with an address by former Finance Minister Mr. Pravin Gordhan.

As an exercise in collective self-criticism, Promises & Lies – Fault Lines in the ANC asks difficult questions around collective memory, accountability and the ongoing demand for active citizenry – encouraging viewers to rethink histories of liberation struggle in relation to what O’Connell describes as an, “as of yet unrealised freedom”.