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The long tears-- an Ndebele story

Author: David Forbes; Nadine Dreyer; Shadow Films, Ltd.; South African Broadcasting Corporation.; Filmakers Library, inc.
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, Inc., ©1998.
Series: Award winning films and videos
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program, seen through the eyes of one family, documents five years in the life of a South African tribe, the Ndebele, exploring their art, culture and traditions. It shows the famous Ndebele wall art and dress traditions and puts them in the context of the new South Africa. Tribe member Francina Ndimande is an internationally recognised mural artist, as is her daughter Angelina. The film explores the rituals  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Forbes; Nadine Dreyer; Shadow Films, Ltd.; South African Broadcasting Corporation.; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 45294793
Language Note: In English and Ndebele with English subtitles.
Credits: Producer/director, David Forbes ; research/script/production, Nadine Dreyer ; editor, Avril Beukes S.A.G.E.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Award winning films and videos
Other Titles: Ndebele story
Responsibility: a Shadow Films-SABC 3 co-production.

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This program, seen through the eyes of one family, documents five years in the life of a South African tribe, the Ndebele, exploring their art, culture and traditions. It shows the famous Ndebele wall art and dress traditions and puts them in the context of the new South Africa. Tribe member Francina Ndimande is an internationally recognised mural artist, as is her daughter Angelina. The film explores the rituals and traditions associated with the rites of passage of both men and women. Also traces the history of the Ndebele defeat in war against the Boers and their subsequent enslavement and mistreatment at the hands of the Boer farmers.

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The Long Tears - An Ndebele Story

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The Nbebele are a people who live in Southern Africa, near the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. This film describes both their daily lives and the history of their nation.

It opens with Ndebele women preparing for an important event known as "the crossing." This is a coming-of-age ceremony...
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