Zulu Dawn and the 137th anniversary of the Battle of Isandlwana
On January 22nd, 1879, Zulu tribesmen slaughtered British forces at the Battle of Isandlwana, in present-day South Africa.Zulu Dawn, a 1979 film that dramatizes the events, stars Peter O’Toole and Burt Lancaster. Comedian Aaron Freeman says he used to have an annual viewing party to mark the Battle of Isandlwana because it’s one time when the colonized beat the colonizers. For the 137th anniversary of the Battle, WBEZ film contributor and director of Facets Multimedia, Milos Stehlik, joins Freeman to discuss Zulu Dawn with the film’s co-producer, Nate Kohn, currently professor of entertainment & media studies at the University of Georgia.
Guests: Milos Stehlik, is the director of Facets Multimedia.
Guest: Aaron Freeman is a comedian.
Guest: Nate Kohn is a filmmaker and co-producer of Zulu Dawn
(Courtesy of Samarkand)