Albie Sachs returns to Plett for Oliver Tambo documentary
“Driving into Plett two days ago was a nostalgic moment,” says Justice Albie Sachs, as he recalls his visit to our town under very different circumstances back in 1962. As special guest tonight at the screening of the documentary about ANC leader Oliver Tambo, he recounted the details of that holiday in Plett 56 years ago with a number of other activists who were his cadres in the fight against apartheid.
Albie Sachs, who was arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months for his work in the freedom movement, gave the audience a brief overview on the making of the documentary, of which he is the Executive Producer.
Directed by Connie Field, the documentary was fittingly released in Tambo’s centennial year, 2017, and was screened tonight at AfriDocs in Plett as part of the Plett ARTS Festival.
The event continues tomorrow with the screening of Gangbé, so it’s not too late to enjoy the best of African documentaries in Plett.