Film, Reflection & Popcorn: Swaziland, Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

The Centre on Law and Social Transformation invites you to Film, Reflection & Popcorn – a free screening of the documentary on Swaziland; ‘Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy’. This film is part of a six-film series about civil courage and human rights: ‘A heart that never dies’ that is co- produced by Erling Borgen and Tom Heinemann.


‘Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy’ is about the political repression in Swaziland, where activists are engaged in a bitter struggle for freedom and democracy against the monarchy. The film features Bheki Dlamini, a political activist who has been persecuted by the regime and forced to live in exile. Bheki is currently living in Bergen and pursuing his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Bergen (UiB) under the programme for Students at Risk. He will be present at the film screening to give his personal comments and answer questions from the audience.

The film screening session will be opened by Peter Kenworthy a journalist who has covered Swaziland expensively. He will present a brief political background of Swaziland and the role that the international community could be play in the democratization of Swaziland.

Kenworthy has a Masters in International Development Studies and English and a BA in Journalism. He is a contributing author to “African Awakening: The emerging revolutions”. He has worked in Zambia and in several Danish NGO’s in relation to Swaziland and other countries in Southern Africa.

The film screening shall be followed by a question and answer session between Bheki and Kenworthy and a discussion on the political future for Swaziland.

Snacks will be served!