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WINDS OF CHANGE VOLUME 1

Producer: Memories of Rhodesia Inc: USA, 2004Zimbabwe gained its independence in April 1980. During its ninety years as Rhodesia it witnessed political suppression of the black population and increasing violence. In 1965 the white minority governm...

WINNIE’S SONG

Director: Leli Maki: South Africa, 2010Producer: Lei Maki for Jack & Jill Productions and Esquire FilmsLeli Maki majored in Diversity Studies and Documentary filmmaking in the Centre for Film and Media at the University of Cape Town and nego...

WITCHES OF GAMBAGA

Director: Yaba Badoe: UK / Ghana, 2010Producer: Yaba Badoe and Amina Mama for Fadoa FilmsThe Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Made over the course of 5 years, thi...

WODAABE / THE WODAABE

Director: Leslie Woodhead: UK, 1988Producer: Leslie Woodhead for Granada Television International; distributed by the Royal Anthropological InstituteSeries: Disappearing WorldWhen this documentary was made in 1988, the Wodaabe were among the world...

WOMEN AWAKE

Director: Afravision: 1987This film looks at the life of a black woman, one of the hundreds of night cleaners who work in Johannesburg buildings while the city sleeps. Woman trade union organisers discuss the need to organise women in the workplac...

WOMEN UNDER THE ROYAL THUMB

Director: Remy Vlerk: Netherlands / Swaziland, 2002In English with an occasional voice over in Dutch.A film about the influence of polygamy on the AIDS epidemic in Swaziland. Swaziland is the last absolute, feudal monarchy of Africa under the rule...

WONDERWERKER / DIE WONDERWERKER

Director: Katinka Heyns: South Africa, 2012Producer: Andre Scholtz for Hemelblom en Sonneblom-film for Primedia; distributed by Ster-Kinekor Home EntertainmentLanguage: Afrikaans with English subtitlesGenre: DramaThis film relates an encounter bet...

WORKING FOR BRITAIN

Director: Antony Thomas: Great Britain; 1977.Producer: ATV Network; South Africa; distributed by Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape.In 1977, when this documentary was made, South Africa had enjoyed an unbroken period of prosperity and...

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