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Forbes, David

Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 279 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Documentary films  Filmed speeches  Filmed panel discussions  Short films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Editor, Cinematographer
Classifications: GN303, 323.1196073
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Publications about David Forbes
Publications by David Forbes
Most widely held works by David Forbes
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Volume 23: The Black church was born in struggle in the midst of slavery, and despite laws and vigilante actions targeting it for destruction the church has not only survived, but has played a sustained and central role over more than 300 years of Black struggle in America. This panel of Black churchmen, with very active audience participation, reflects and examines the historical role of the church, its specific role in the Movement of the 1960s, and the lessons of that struggle for today
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Volume 17: Harry Belafonte challenges SNCC members to resist sinking into sentimentalism but instead ask "What can we do with our lives using that same kind of commitment and determination to continue the important work of transforming the United States into a 'more perfect' union?" Belafonte holds up his new organization, the Gathering for Justice, which consists of an intergenerational group of activists, as a model. He implores SNCC veterans to join the organization and ask themselves "Where are we, who are we talking to, and what are we talking about?"
The Sutherland clearances, 1806-1820 : a documentary survey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The long tears : an Ndebele story by David Forbes( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
This remarkable film, seen through the eyes of one family, documents five years in the life of a South African tribe, the Ndebele, exploring their extraordinary art, culture and traditions. Tribe member Francina Ndimande is an internationally recognised mural artist, as is her daughter Angelina. Their work is commissioned by art collectors all over the world. The film explores the rituals and traditions associated with the rites of passage of both men and women. Francina's son, Gerald, is featured as he embarks on his two-month initiation into adulthood, or "journey to the mountains of manhood", guided by his elder brother Erasmus. We also follow her granddaughter during her uguthombe, her two-year initiation into womanhood. The Long Tears also traces the history of the Ndebele defeat in war against the Boers over a hundred years ago, and their subsequent enslavement and mistreatment at the hands of the Boer farmers. It shows us the famous Ndebele wall art and dress traditions and puts them in the context of the new South Africa. Here is a portrait of a unique people, told in their own words
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Volume 29: According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first Black Attorney General of the United States, there is a "direct line" from the 1960 lunch counter sit-in that took place in Greensboro, North Carolina to the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Both Holder and Mr. Obama are "beneficiaries" of SNCC's work. The Attorney General acknowledges that the United States still suffers from racial inequality in everything from unemployment rates to the length of prison terms. "There is still work to be done."
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Volume 28: John Lewis, Chair of SNCC from 1963 to 1966, has been a member of Congress for 24 years. Jailed 40 times and badly beaten several times during civil rights protests, Lewis became deeply involved with the sit-in movement. "We did what young people do so well," says Lewis. "We got in the way." His address is filled with reminiscence, acknowledging old friends in SNCC and invoking the Movement martyrs. His years in Congress and the election of Barack Obama, says Lewis, does not negate the need to continue the struggle. "You're not too old to fight, to push. It's in your blood, in your DNA. Stand up and make some noise."
The Sutherland clearances, 1806-1820 : an introduction by David Forbes( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The Cradock Four ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The "Cradock four" (Matthew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkonto, Fort Calata and Sicelo Mhlauli; three black South African activists and a friend along for the ride) were abducted while travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cradock in 1985. They were tortured, mutilated, murdered and their bodies scattered and burned. All this was done, it was assumed (and proven by later testimony), by 'security forces' acting on the highest authority. Although many such actions took place, the martyrdom of these four men was an important turning point in the struggle for black self-determination, one in which the ruling powers abandoned any pretense of gaining the moral upper hand in the arena of world public opinion
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