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Ndebele Women
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written by Kelly Lilienfeld, fl. 1997 and Richard Beynon, 1925-1999; produced by Shelagh Lubbock, Enrichment Art (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 52 mins
The Ndebele women are known throughout the world for their vivid and multi faceted art forms, especially the colorful embellishment of their houses. Their arid land is pierced with blocks of color, each dwelling singular in a stylized way. Their resplendent clothing also boldly proclaims their identity. This uniqu...
written by Kelly Lilienfeld, fl. 1997 and Richard Beynon, 1925-1999; produced by Shelagh Lubbock, Enrichment Art (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 52 mins
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A Question of Madness: The Furiosus
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directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
In Capetown, South Africa, in September 1966, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, was stabbed to death in Parliament. The course of South African history was changed by the assassin, Dimitri Tsafendas, who was written off as mad and condemned to twenty eight years of imprisonment. A Questi...
directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
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Voices
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directed by Joachim Landau, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 52 mins
This documentary, directed by Joachim Landau is about the South African film industry following apartheid.
directed by Joachim Landau, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 52 mins
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We Jive Like This
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produced by Kinoki Production and Cinecontact (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 55 mins
The dusty South African townships contain not one single theater for the eight million people who live in them. Nor are the arts taught in the black schools. But a flood of creativity fueled by protest and hope finds express-ion in every available space - the streets, backyards, garages and empty school rooms. Hun...
produced by Kinoki Production and Cinecontact (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 55 mins
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Choosing Exile
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directed by Marc Radomsky; produced by Marc Radomsky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
Filmmaker Marc Radomsky is third generation South African. His grandfather emigrated from Lithuania to escape pogroms. The family established their roots in Johannesburg and prospered. However Marc and his wife see that growing lawlessness and crime in post-Apartheid South Africa has driven the white community int...
directed by Marc Radomsky; produced by Marc Radomsky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
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Karoo Kitaar Blues
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directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 34 mins
Karoo Kitaar Blues follows South African songwriter David Kramer and slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee into remote regions of South Africa on their quest to find musicians who play an almost forgotten folk music. The film documents their journey into the harsh and arid landscape of Namaqualand and the Great Karoo int...
directed by Liza Key (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 34 mins
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Maids and Madams
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directed by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 54 mins

Mira Hamermesh's powerful film, shot in South Africa, eloquently examines the tragedy of Apartheid through the complex relationship between black household worker and white employer. This domestic situation is a microcosm of the racial issues dividing the country. Over a million black women live in a state of dome...

directed by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 54 mins
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The New South Africa: A Personal Journey
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produced by Tug Yourgrau and Joel Olicker (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 5 mins
The white expatriate playwright Tug Yourgrau (The Song of Jacob Zulu) returns to South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela to learn about the changes there. He finds a people exhilarated to have been spared a horrifying civil war but still grappling with how to bring about reconciliation. Everywhere he loo...
produced by Tug Yourgrau and Joel Olicker (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 5 mins
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Zulu Love Affairs
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directed by Emmanuelle Bidou (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 1 mins
Set in the verdant hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal, this is an intimate and spontaneous depiction of the lives of women left behind while their husbands, migrant laborers, work in the mines far away. By turns sad, touching or amusing, this film bears eloquent testimony to the ravages of an economic system which tears fami...
directed by Emmanuelle Bidou (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 1 mins
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Africa in the 21st Century, Zimbabwe & South Africa: Still Far From Coexistence
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
South Africa emerged from the evils of Apartheid more than a decade ago, but its problems are endemic. The gap between rich and poor has expanded, the confrontation between white and black people are on the rise, the crime rate has risen, and AIDS is decimating the mostly black population. Zimbabwe, once under Bri...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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