FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA
Dir. Henk Pretorius, 2013, 97 min.
Co-presented by the South African Consulate General in Chicago
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30pm*
Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center l
78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor North
This lighthearted story astutely tackles the messy, surprising, and often funny consequences of cross-cultural and unexpected romance.
After a prank to irritate their conservative families evolves into undeniable love, Dinky, a Zulu woman, and Fanie,
an Afrikaans man, must overcome cultural and familial differences, jealous ex-lovers, and even the Zulu “Lobola”
(akin to a dowry) in an effort to legitimize their feelings and bridge a fractured community. Zulu, English and Afrikaans with subtitles.
Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity.
Film is unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
On Saturday May 7th 2016, The Consulate General of South Africa in Chicago visited the Peace Builders students in the west-side suburbs of Chicago. Representing the Consulate were Consuls Political, Ms. Tshepiso Matlala and Mr Karabo Letlaka. The Peace Builders are part of a program called the Peace Exchange which is an innovative leadership development program for young adults committed to nurturing peace and nonviolence in their West and Southwest Side communities. The group will be travelling to South Africa from June 15 to July 2 2016 as part of their study program to learn and exchange knowledge with community organizers, student leaders, and peace activist in the country. To follow them on their journey and experiences you can do so on www.peacex.org | www.facebook.com/ThePeaceExchange
Please be aware that the Chicago Consulate General will be closed on
January 18th, 2016, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday.
The office will resume on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE GENERAL WILL BE CLOSED
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015 – AND WILL REOPEN MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016