The International House of Philadelphia Features Lionel Rogosin's Powerful Classic "Come Back, Africa" (1959)

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
International House Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The Ibrahim Theater at the International House of Philadelphia will host a viewing of Lionel Rogosin's 1959 powerful, political film Come Back, Africa. After witnessing firsthand the terrors of fascisim as a soldier in World War II, Rogosin vowed to fight against it wherever and whenever he saw it reemerging. In an effort to expose "what people try to avoid seeing," he travelled to South Africa and Secretly filmed Come Back, Africa, which revealed the cruelty and injustice suffered by black and colored poples under apartheid.

Before beginning the production of the film, Rogosin spent several months touring Africa, becoming accustomed to the way of life in South Africa and acquiring a sense of the apartheid government's sensitivity to anti-government "conspiracies"--such as the very film he wished to create. 

$9 (General Admission)

$7 (Senior, Sudent)

FREE (IHP Members)

International House Phladelphia is a multicultural residential center and premiere presenter of international arts and cultural programs. Be sure to visit the International House of Philadelphia's calendar of upcoming events for more information on featured programs and film screenings. IHP is a member of GPA.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
Cultural Exchange
Global Region: 
South African
Global Region: 
American (United States)