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African Studies Film Collection
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ABAPHUCIWE: THE DISPOSSESSED

Director: Gavin Younge: South Africa, 1981.A film on the effects on black South Africans of the labour control policy, land policy and resettlement in homelands. It looks at the removal of "illegal workers" from cities, the demolition of...

ASINAMALI

Director: Mbongeni Ngema: South Africa, 1985Producer: Lungile Mbongwa for Committed Artists Films and KZN Music HouseWriter: Mbongeni Ngema (original playwright)Language: English with occasional dialogue in Zulu.An original stage production perfor...

COSATU: A GIANT HAS RISEN

After four years of unity talks, the Congress of South African Trade Unions was launched during the first weekend of December 1985. Thisfilm shows some of the activities, from the opening address by Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of NUM, to th...

FIELA’S CHILD

Director: Katinka Heyns: South Africa, 1988Producer: Edgar Bold, Chris Barnard and Ian Ross for Sonneblom Films ; distributed by Times Media Home Entertainment and MnetSeries: Silweskerm ReeksBased on the best-selling novel by Dalene Matthee, this...

WE BELONG: KALAHARI

Producer: Concord Media: UK/SA, 1989The people of the Kalahari Desert want to preserve their way of life.This is a documentary on the Bushmen and their introduction to western civilisation in which they tell their own story. The 50,000 Bushmen in ...

DESTIN, LE / DESTINY

Director: Youssef Chahine also spelt as Yusuf Shahin): France/ Egypt, 1997.Producer : Humbert Balsan and Gabriel Khoury for France 2 Cinema (France), Misr International Films (Egypt) and Ognon Pictures; distributed by Pyramide DistributionWriter :...

BEYOND BORDERS

Director: Martin Campbell: 2003Producer: Dan Halsted and Lloyd Phillips for Mandalay Pictures; distributed by Paramount Pictures and Times Media Home Entertainment (South Africa)Writer: Caspian Tredwell-OwenWhile attending a fundraising gala, Sar...

ADDO’S ELEPHANTS: BACK FROM THE BRINK

Director: Nic van Oudtshoorn: Australia, 2004.Producer: MaximediaWhen Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape in 1652, he found hundreds of elephants roaming the area, and it wasn’t long afterwards that a thriving trade in ivory was established. In ma...

CODE 7 VICTIM 5!

Director: Robert Lynn: UK/SA, 1964..Genre: South African feature fiction.Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964. Based on an original story by Peter Welbeck. Steve Martin, an American private detective, is called to South Africa by a mill...

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