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Catherine Cole: Pauline Malefane, opera star of the South African film “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha”

Catherine Cole (Berkeley, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies) Faculty

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha is an adaptation of Bizet’s opera Carmen set in a black township of Cape Town and performed entirely in Xhosa. Pauline Malefane, the film’s star and translator will come to UC Berkeley and Irvine for a 10-day residency that will include a screening of the film at the Pacific Film Archive as part of a UC-wide conference, classroom visits, as well as an Irvine screening at Prof. Ngugi¬†wa Thiong’o’s International Center for Writing and Translation.

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