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“The Burning Man” Screens at DUT Today

“The Burning Man” Screens at DUT Today

At 12h00 on Wednesday, 29 April 2015, DUT will screen “The Burning Man”, a story depicting the life of Mozambique’s Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuve who was set on fire by an angry mob at the height of xenophobic violence in South Africa in 2008.

The screening will take place at the University’s Arthur Smith Hall, City Campus. The media and members of the public are invited to the screening.

Nhamuve became known as the “burning flaming man” after horrifying photographs of his murder were splashed across newspapers around the world in May 2008. These shocking images of his death were captured by photojournalists and became a symbol of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

According to Professor Anthony Collins from the University’s Journalism Programme, the documentary avoids the sensationalising the well-known images, and instead provides a sensitive exploration of the man himself. “The screening will be followed by a brief discussion on the current xenophobia and a question and answer session.

The details of the event are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Time: 12h00 to 13h00
Venue: Arthur Smith Hall, DUT City Campus
Contact: Noxolo Memela on noxolom@dut.ac.za / 031 373 2899 or Andile Dube Andiled@dut.ac.za.

– Noxolo Memela

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