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Screening of "La Rafle" (The Round Up"), a film commemorating the fate of Parisian Jews in World War II

The "Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv" (Vel' d'Hiv round up) is one of the most infamous episode of Word War II in France. On July the 16th and 17th 1942, more than 13 000 Parisian Jews, including 4 000 children, were rounded up and eventually deported with the help of the French police. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, as part of the France-South Africa crossed seasons 2012-2013, the South African Holocaust & Genocide centre and the French Institute in South Africa propose a screening of the long feature "La Rafle" in several SA cities. Directed by Rose Bosch and based on meticulous research, the film tells the story of a young boy and several families whose lives were crushed in this round up. The screenings are scheduled as follows:

Monday 16 July - Alliance française of Cape Town - 20:00 - download the invitation La Rafle Cape Town or book a seat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday 17 July - Liliesleaf Auditorium Rivonia (Johannesburg) - 18:00 for 19:00 - download the invitation La Rafle Johannesburg or book a seat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 2 August - Durban Jewish Centre - cnr K.E. Masinga & Playfair Rds Durban 4001 - book a seat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cinema & Media - Cinema

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    European Film Festival 2018 - 5th Edition

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    Encounters 20th - South African International Documentary Festival

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