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We Never Give Up. The story of the struggle for reparations in South Africa

Friday 25 October, 6pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House 

The documentary We Never Give Up is being shown at LSE on Friday 25 October followed by a question and answer session with the producer Shirley Gunn, director of the Human Rights Centre, Cape Town, and the director, Cahal McLaughlin, Royal Holloway University of London.

We Never Give Up is a tapestry of stories told by ten survivors of apartheid violence, all of whom are still struggling today. These stories represent the harsh experiences of thousands of ordinary South Africans who participated in or who were excluded from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The storytellers are all members the Khulumani Support Group, Western Cape. They are involved in a protracted battle to hold the South African government accountable to its promise to pay final reparations. The difficulties experienced by the storytellers raise pertinent questions about the TRC achieving its objectives.

Cahal McLaughlin leads the Peace and Reconciliation strand of the London Multimedia Lab for Audiovisual Composition and Communication (LML), a joint research unit of the Department of Social Psychology at LSE and the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway University of London.

Admission is free to all and no ticket is required.



  • Cahal McLaughlin, director, on 01784 443839, email: C.McLaughlin@rhul.ac.uk 
  • Patrick Humphreys, Professor of Social Psychology and director of the LML at LSE, on 020 7955 7711, mobile 07958 582031, email p.humphreys@lse.ac.uk

18 October 2002