Panic is the guru of pick pockets, nimble, individualistic and cool. He can snatch a man’s wallet and rifle through its contents in front of him, brazenly daring him to object. This is the story of Panic’s transformation. In this landmark film, the first for, about and by black South Africans, a local gangster must choose between personal gain and a united stance against the apartheid system gripping his country.
Presented in collaboration with Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual film festival.
Director: Oliver Schmitz South Africa, 100 mins, Cert 15
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)