Friday, December 04, 2009

Why Democracy? Outreach and Arts Update

We heard from Yudhvir Ranchod – from Why Democracy? Outreach. Why Democracy? is a documentary project using film to start a global conversation about democracy. The films produced by the project have a common reference beyond the thematic. Both the global broadcast and the debates arising from the films lead to a greater understanding concerning both the conditions of governance facing people in different societies and cultures, as well as a broader understanding of democracy. And the long-term educational perspective will allow for maximum use of the combined elements of the project. The films will be accompanied by a widespread post-transmission distribution programme on DVD as part of the global project. Yudhvir explained more. Rondebosch Boys’ High School (RBHS), Rondebosch, Monday 7 December, 10.30am to 12pm. St Cyprians’, Oranjezicht, Tuesday 8 December, 11am to 12.30PM. RBHS, Rondebosch, Wednesday 9 December, 10.30am to 12pm. For queries on the Why Democracy? Project: email Yudhvir or visit

Nigel Vermaas was also in today for the Arts update in and around the city.

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