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Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West (2010)

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HAVE YOU HEARD FROM JOHANNESBURG -- Episode SynopsesROAD TO RESISTANCE 58 minutesAs the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, implementing a system of laws called apartheid to racially segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority in South Africa, led by the African National Congress (ANC), mounts a non-violent campaign of defiance, attracting the attention of activists in Britain, Sweden, and the United

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Connie Field's documentary on apartheid and its defeat is a triumph of maximalist filmmaking.

April 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The value of Field's film is in how it shows the snowball effect of persistent protest: Hate eventually buckled, though the melancholy of the movie's final passages suggests there's much more injustice to bring to light.

April 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The documentary's rousing thesis is that American economic pressure can transform a nation halfway across the globe and do it in the name of liberty and equality.

November 2, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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An extraordinary documentary achievement that must be seen by anyone who's interested in world politics, current affairs, and in the art and process of nonfiction filmmaking.

May 27, 2010 Full Review Source: About.com | Comment (1)
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How sports boycotts around the world helped bring about the collapse of apartheid..

May 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Rich detail on the decades of remarkable fortitude and proud persistence of grassroots participants in the global struggle for the fall of apartheid.

April 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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A well-researched, vital, provocative and inspirational documentary that's equally informative, captivating and moving.

April 15, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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This seven-part documentary about the decades-long fight to dismantle the murderous apartheid government of South Africa does not bend to the Great Man theory of history.

April 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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