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

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Jennifer Merin
May 27, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 5, 2010
How sports boycotts around the world helped bring about the collapse of apartheid..
Nora Lee Mandel
April 22, 2010
Rich detail on the decades of remarkable fortitude and proud persistence of grassroots participants in the global struggle for the fall of apartheid.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 15, 2010
A well-researched, vital, provocative and inspirational documentary that's equally informative, captivating and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.65/10
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
April 14, 2010
Connie Field's documentary on apartheid and its defeat is a triumph of maximalist filmmaking.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 14, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
April 12, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tamara Straus
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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