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Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1, Cinderella of the Cape Flats
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directed by Jane Kennedy, fl. 2004; produced by Penny Gaines, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 57 mins
Everyday the working class Coloured women in the garment industry of the windswept flats around Cape Town toil anonymously to make clothes so that other women will look beautiful. Invariably they cannot afford these garments themselves. But for one day a year they come out in all their glory at the Annual Spring Q...
directed by Jane Kennedy, fl. 2004; produced by Penny Gaines, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 57 mins
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Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1, Hot Wax
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directed by Andrea Spitz, fl. 1995-2017; produced by Trish Urquhart, fl. 2004, Left-Eye Productions, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 50 mins
Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman who managed to run her own beauty salon surreptitiously during the dark days of apartheid. She lives in Alexandra, a restless and poor township, while her white, mostly-elderly clients live in the tree-lined suburbs of Johannesburg. In her salon, she is part beautician, long-time f...
directed by Andrea Spitz, fl. 1995-2017; produced by Trish Urquhart, fl. 2004, Left-Eye Productions, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 50 mins
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Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 3, Belonging
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directed by Khetiwe Ngcobo, fl. 2004 and Minky Schlesinger, fl. 1994; produced by Khetiwe Ngcobo, fl. 2004 and Rene Williams, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 53 mins
Born into exile as the daughter of political émigrés, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Now ten years later, Kethiwe, a hip, young woman with a British accent finds herself struggling to find her place in the new South Africa. Hoping to reconcile the warri...
directed by Khetiwe Ngcobo, fl. 2004 and Minky Schlesinger, fl. 1994; produced by Khetiwe Ngcobo, fl. 2004 and Rene Williams, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 53 mins
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Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 4, Umgidi (Shadow Dancing)
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directed by Sipho Singiswa, fl. 2004 and Gillian Schutte, fl. 2004; produced by Gillian Schutte, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
When Sipho, a former Robben Island inmate for 5 years gets a call from his father to help convince his reluctant younger brother to get circumcised, he procrastinates. Then he gets an anguished letter from this brother Vuyo, informing him that he finally discovered he was adopted at birth. Vuyo is in crisis and is...
directed by Sipho Singiswa, fl. 2004 and Gillian Schutte, fl. 2004; produced by Gillian Schutte, fl. 2004, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
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Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 5, Nabantwa Bam'
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directed by Kulile Nxumalo, 1971-; produced by Tusi Fokane, fl. 2000 and Dumisani Dlamini, 1963-, Big World Cinema, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 5 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 42 mins
This film is a fascinating case study of the emergence of social classes even within the same South African family. Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a market researcher, in a comfortable, middle class Soweto home. The older brother Nhlanhla has suffered a head injury which may be debil...
directed by Kulile Nxumalo, 1971-; produced by Tusi Fokane, fl. 2000 and Dumisani Dlamini, 1963-, Big World Cinema, in Real Stories from a Free South Africa, Volume 5 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 42 mins
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