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Aside from a first name, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel and dissident former African National Congress member Trevor Ngwane don’t have much in common. Or, at least, that’s what Ben Cashdan’s documentary The Two Trevors Go to Washington argues via its juxtaposition of the two diametrically opposed South African politicians, as seen through the prism of the April 2000 IMF/World Bank meetings in D.C. Manuel is portrayed as the consummate revolutionary-turned-functionary, talking the talk of empowerment and then dining with the financial czars of globalization. Ngwane, on the other hand, is shown on a pilgrimage of sorts from the streets of Soweto via Johannesburg to the organized obstruction of the protests. Originally made for South African television, the documentary will be accompanied by a talk from 50 Years Is Enough director Njoki Njoroge Njehu. At noon at the Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Free. (202) 234-9382. (RB)