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In darkest Hollywood : cinema and apartheid

Author: Peter Davis; Daniel Riesenfeld; Harvey MacKinnon; South African Newsreel.; Nightingale/Villon Productions.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Nightingale/Villon, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turns the lens on filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Davis; Daniel Riesenfeld; Harvey MacKinnon; South African Newsreel.; Nightingale/Villon Productions.
OCLC Number: 33333112
Credits: Executive producer, Harvey Mackinnon ; writers/producers/editors/camera, Peter Davis, Daniel Riesenfeld.
Cast: [Part 1] Lewis Nkosi, John Kani, Arthur Maimane, Erica Rutherford, Dolly Rathebe, Lionel Ngakane, Lionel Rogosin. [Part 2] Lewis Nkosi, Antony Thomas, Ross Devenish, Athol Fugard, Harold Nebenzal, Rod Amateau, Jamie Uys, John Marshall, Mbulelo Mzamane, Mfundi Vundla, Andre Brink, Richard Attenborough, Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, John Matshikiza, Euzhan Palcy, Zakes Mokae, Oliver Schmitz, Thomas Mogotlane.
Description: 2 videocassettes (108 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Motion pictures: [Part 1] African Jim (1949)--Zonk (1950)--Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)--Untamed (1954)--Come Back Africa (1959)--News coverage by South African Newsreel (1960) --
[Part 2] Anatomy of Apartheid (1971?)--Wild Season (1967)--Boesman and Lena (1973)--Wilby Conspiracy (1974)--Six Days in Soweto (1976)--The God's Must Be Crazy (1979)--Cry Freedom (1987)--A Dry White Season (1989)--Mapantsula (1988).
Responsibility: a Nightingale/Villon Production.

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Turns the lens on filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters, authors and actors who expound upon films they have been instrumental in producing which explored the conditions of black South Africans.

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