national Arts Festival Banner

Friday, July 21, 2017


The Tri Continental Film Festival, in partnership with Shamsaan, offers an invitation to a special screening of the multi award-winning Radiance of Resistance, directed by Jesse Roberts.

Radiance of Resistance tells the story of two Palestinian youth activists, Janna Ayyad (9 years old), and Ahed Tamimi (14 years old), who live under military occupation in the village of Nabi Saleh.

Janna and Ahed will be in South Africa with their parents and other children that are profiled in the Shamsaan Palestine's Children’s Art Calendar. Shamsaaan (meaning 'two suns' in Arabic) is a South African initiated project that promotes arts and culture as a platform for positive social change. The children have become global ambassadors for human rights and hope to engage with South Africans nationally over a month – long national tour; aimed to educate and to foster a deeper understanding of the Palestinian condition and to build relationships with South African youth.

The screening of the film will be followed by an audience discussion and engagement with the children.

The screening will take place on August 2 at 18h30 at Suncoast Cinecentre. Should you wish to attend please rsvp to to confirm your attendance by July 27, 2017, at 16h00 as seating is limited.