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
Apr 14, 2010 Limited
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Connie Field's documentary on apartheid and its defeat is a triumph of maximalist filmmaking.
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.
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.
How sports boycotts around the world helped bring about the collapse of apartheid..
Rich detail on the decades of remarkable fortitude and proud persistence of grassroots participants in the global struggle for the fall of apartheid.
A well-researched, vital, provocative and inspirational documentary that's equally informative, captivating and moving.
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