John Kani

11th April 2019

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INTERVIEW: JOHN KANI. South African actor and playwright John Kani looks back over his life with Matt Trueman, focusing on the way art grounded his activism against apartheid. They discuss the two plays he created with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and The Island, both of which toured the world, and look at his more recent work, including his new play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kunene and the King. Recorded in Stratford-upon-Avon, 22 March 2019.

“The important thing for us was to be part of the struggle. You had to tell stories that were important to you”