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An Act of Defiance
In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government…
Hustler - Mapantsula
The first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of "Township Jive," MAPANTSULA has been called a South African The Harder They Come. MAPANTSULA tells the story of Panic,…
Jail Caesar
A feature film that tells the timeless story of an adolescence shaped by social and political events. It charts a young man's impassioned quest for power, for the meaning of freedom and to know himself, to live his dreams, and…
Not in My Neighbourhood - Urban Activists Fighting Against Spatial Violence
From colonization to gentrification, NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD tells the intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in Cape Town, New York, and…
Cinderella of the Cape Flats
Part of the Series: Real Stories from a Free South
Everyday, the working class Coloured women in the garment industry of the windswept flats around Cape Town toil anonymously to make clothes so that other women will look beautiful. Invariably they cannot afford these garments themselves. But for one day…
A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake - Theatre as a Tool to Heal Social Conflict
Can we forgive the past to survive the future? This was the question Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu asked of the South African people after a brutal half-century of Apartheid. For a moment in time, the country said yes. From…
A Walk in the Night
Drawing references from Richard Wright's portrait of black rage in "Native Son" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet", this crime thriller set in Johannesburg recounts one night when a young Coloured man is driven to an act of brutality by a racist society.…
Real Stories from a Free South
A series featuring stories about life in South Africa, 10 years after the end of apartheid. How have the ten years of freedom from apartheid since Nelson Mandela's election in May, 1994 affected the lives of ordinary South Africans? In…
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