South African Jewish Museum
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Mandela Documentary at SA Jewish Museum The SA Jewish Museum relates the story of the Jews of South Africa spanning over 150 years. Clad in Jerusalem stone and set in a landmark building in Museum Mile in the Company Gardens, this new state-of-the-art Museum adds an extra dimension to tourist attractions in Cape Town. The museum provides a host of experiences through audiovisual presentations, multi-media, reconstructed sets and interactive computers. The SAJM is currently screening a documentary film on Nelson Mandela. This film, which was nominated for the Brighton Film Festival, forms part of the exhibition ‘Looking Back – Jews in the Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in South Africa’. Highly acclaimed as a masterpiece in museum technology and design, the Museum received The Cape Institute of Architects Award of Merit for 2001. The SA Jewish Museum exhibits highlight early South African history, issues relating to politics, the struggle for human rights, and the Jewish community’s contribution to arts, culture, sport and law, among others.

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