After a lifetime of activism, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black, democratically elected president, will be laid to rest on December 15 in his native home of Qunu. As the once divided Rainbow Nation mourns the loss of the man known affectionately by his clan name, Madiba, the impact of Mandela's life is being felt worldwide.
American musician Steven Van Zandt wrote and co-produced the 1985 anti-apartheid song and album “Sun City.” We'll talk to Van Zandt about the inspiration of his songs and why he thought it necessary to record the song at the time.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, (D-CA) takes time to reflect on the loss of “one of the most impressive figures of the 20th century.” Waters talks about her part in the divestment movement, calling her efforts during the anti-apartheid movement the defining work of her career.
We talk to an early organizer of the divestiture movement and anti-apartheid demonstrations at UC Berkeley. Students, celebrities, elected officials and church organizations demonstrated and led some universities, including UC Berkeley to divest in companies that were doing business with South Africa.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon to review this week's releases, including Out of the Furnace, Inside Llewyn Davis, Narco Cultura and more! TGI-FilmWeek!