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Shield and Spear, A Film Inspired By Brett Murray’s “The Spear”, Opens this Week at The Bioscope

Brett MurrayBrett Murray and The Bioscope invite you to various screenings of a documentary by American filmmaker Petter Ringbom, Shield and Spear.

Based on Murray’s famous painting of president Jacob Zuma, “The Spear”, which caused massive uproar in government and on the streets, Shield and Spear features contemporary artists and newsmakers as they tell our stories of identity, art, race, and freedom of expression.

Murray first spoke out against the reaction to his painting at the launch of his book, Brett Murray, in January last year. “The whole saga was 90% politics and 10% art,” he said, adding that the ordeal awoke an “acute self-censorship” within him.

The documentary will screen from Thursday, 26 February, to Wednesday, 11 March, at specific times. Visit The Bioscope for the full schedule and book your tickets now.

Unfortunately tickets are already sold out for tonight’s screening but make sure not to miss other screenings!

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