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Long Night's Journey Into Day - A Quest for Justice in South Africa
A documentary of South Africa's quest for restorative justice following four cases that come before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany.…
Fighting for Life - Teaching Boxing in a South African Prison
A unique look inside a South African prison and of Dutch boxing coach Sharita van der Hulst who works with the prisoners there. The film shows Sharita at work during a one week boxing course. Sharita has a strong belief…
Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War
Two filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers and give up nearly four years of their lives to document not…
Thing With No Name - The Story of HIV Positive Women in South Africa
This film provides an unprecedented, intimate glimpse into the traditional life of a rapidly changing culture. The story follows Danisile and Ntombeleni, two women with full-blown AIDS as they attempt to access recently introduced antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through the public…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - The White Laager
In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves…
Road to Resistance
Part of the Series: Have You Heard From Johannesburg Series
Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War. As…
21 UP South Africa - Mandela's Children
"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." The Jesuit maxim behind the landmark UP Series has now been taken to South Africa, where a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at…
Alan Paton's Beloved Country
Alan Paton - teacher, author, politician - was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons. This documentary reveals the man and the complex relationship he had with his country. Repelled by the racism he saw all around him in his…
South Africa: The End of a Dream - Political and Social Turmoil in South Africa
As the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth approaches, the Rainbow Nation seems to be in disarray. More than half the population live below the poverty line. The ANC is rife with corruption. White people still hold the wealth, leaving…
Soft Vengeance - Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
Winner of a Peabody Award , SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. As a…
Children of the Light - The Story of Desmond Tutu
Children of the Light is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, Children…
Song of Africa
A fantasy tale about a young Zulu who leaves his village to go to the city, falls in love with the new music he hears there, and returns home to form a Zulu jazz band. The South African production and…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Generations of Resistance
From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history…
Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President
This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa,…
Posh Corps - Peace Corps In South Africa
A documentary that focuses on the lives of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa. For fifty years, the US Peace Corps has been sending American volunteers to developing countries around the world to teach skills, and build relationships. As these…
Punk in Africa - The Evolution of Punk Music in Africa
Three chords, three countries, one revolution...PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Bram Fischer's Story
A powerful documentary that reveals the personal journey of Bram Fischer, the white South African lawyer responsible for saving Nelson Mandela and other top ANC leaders from execution during the Rivonia Treason Trial. It is a deeply moving account of…
William Kentridge: Anything is Possible - A South African Artist
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Rich in visual imagery and music, this program gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance…
Dear Mandela - A Story of South Africa's Postapartheid Generation
When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. DEAR MANDELA follows their journey from their shacks…
Hell of a Job
Part of the Series: Have You Heard From Johannesburg Series
Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War. ANC…