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WATCH: #76AT40: What would you take a bullet for?

Published Jun 16, 2016


“What Would You Take a Bullet For”, was a concept created for Youth Day to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where students protested against being taught in Afrikaans.

The idea of using a chalkboard in a public place was a method of getting people to interact with the question physically ,and allowing one to read and reflect on what was written on the board.

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The project was executed on the 11th of June, 2016 at the Company's Gardens, Cape Town. The chalkboard was placed in the center of the gardens where passers- by could then write their answers.

Additionally, interviews were done with a number of people to find out why they chose to write what they did, and if they would have taken a bullet during the Soweto Uprising.

This particular initiative was used as an insight to whether or not we, as a youth and nation, have developed since 1976, in terms of fighting for equality and recognising what the youth of 1976 have done for us.


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