Have You Heard From Johannesburg

Have You Heard From Johannesburg

  • BY Connie Field | IN Human Rights
    Premiered January 12, 2012

About the Film

Have You Heard From Johannesburg is a five-part chronicle, airing over three weeks, of the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War. MORE

Almost 50 years ago, South Africans began to realize that their freedom struggle had to be built in four arenas of action: mass action, underground organization, armed struggle, and international mobilization. These documentaries take viewers inside that last arena, the movement to mobilize worldwide citizen action to isolate the apartheid regime.

Inspired by the courage and suffering of South Africa’s people as they fought back against the violence and oppression of racism, foreign solidarity groups, in cooperation with exiled South Africans, took up the anti-apartheid cause. Working against heavy odds, in a climate of apathy or even support for the governments of Verwoerd, Vorster, and P.W. Botha, campaigners challenged their governments and powerful corporations in the West to face up to the immorality of their collaboration with apartheid.

This was not just a political battle; it was economic, cultural, moral, and spiritual. The struggle came to many surprising venues: it was waged in sports arenas and cathedrals, in embassies and corporate boardrooms, at fruit stands and beaches, at rock concerts and gas stations. Thousands died, but in the end, nonviolent pressures played a major part in the collapse of apartheid and thus in the stunning victory of democracy in South Africa.

The combined stories have a scope that is epic in both space and time, spanning most of the globe over half a century. Beginning with the very first session of the United Nations, and ending in 1990 – when, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the best-known leader of the African National Congress (ANC) toured the world, a free man.

Episode One: The Road to Resistance

As the U.N. adopts the Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction and implements apartheid. A mass movement is born, then crushed, and Nelson Mandela is jailed for life. The future of the movement is now on the shoulders of Oliver Tambo, who escapes into exile and begins a 30-year journey to engage the world in the struggle to bring democracy to South Africa.

Episode Two: The New Generation

Youth in South Africa and around the world are next to join the growing movement against apartheid, and the brutal suppression of a youth uprising in Soweto galvanizes public support for sanctions against South Africa.

Episode Three: Selma to Soweto

African Americans alter U.S. foreign policy for the first time in history, successfully pressuring the U.S. to impose sanctions and politically isolate Pretoria.

Episode Four: The Bottom Line

International grassroots campaigns against Polaroid, Shell, Barclay’s, General Motors, and others doing business in South Africa economically isolate the apartheid regime and become the first successful efforts to use economic pressure to help bring down a government.

Episode Five: Free at Last

An uprising in South Africa becomes the final blow in the cumulative world effort to topple apartheid. Nelson Mandela becomes a household name as the campaign to free him ignites a worldwide crusade.


The Filmmaker

Connie Field has worked on numerous dramatic and documentary films as well as independently producing her own work. Her Oscar-nominated documentary Freedom on My Mind (1994) is a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. She was a director on Forever Activists (1990 Academy Award nominee), and she produced, directed, and edited the feature documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1981), which is listed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Her 2007 film ¡Salud! documented Cuba’s role in the struggle for global health equity. She is a recipient of the John Grierson Award as most outstanding social documentarian, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. LESS

Film Credits

 

A Connie Field Film

Part 1 of 5: Road to Resistance

Associate Producer
Sage Brucia

Series Editor
Gregory Scharpen

Produced & Directed by
Connie Field

Editors
Ken Schneider
Dawn Logsdon

Contributing Editors
Michael Chandler
Jean-Philippe Boucicaut

Writers
Jon Else
Connie Field
Gregory Scharpen

Composer
Marco D’Ambrosio

Associate Producer
Carla Healy-London

Narrator
Mmaboshadi M. Chauke

Principal Cinematography
Tom Hurwitz
David Forbes

Camera
Joan Churchill
Ian Watts
Nancy Schrieber

Sound
Troy Matthews
Dave Williams
Paul Bateman
Harold Jalvin
Fokke Saane
Tony Bensusan
Will Sternberg

Production Coordinators
Diana Hyslop
Ingrid Gavshon
Mariet Bakker
Maarten Rens
Moza Cooper

Grips/Gaffers
Trevor Venter
Peter Ledwaba
Ned Hallick
Keith Rodgerson
Stefan Bijnen
Mark Huisman
Christian Magis

Research
Gail Behrmann
Denis Herbstein
James Saunders
Mariet Bakker
Nhlanhla Mthethwa
Rogier Smeele
Richard Hengeveld

Archival Research and Rights
Lynn Adler
Sage Brucia

Post Production Sound
James LeBrecht

Post Production Facility
Berkeley Sound Artists

On-Line Editors
Ed Rudolph
Loren Sorensen
Jim McSilver

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
AP Archives
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Worldwide Americas
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBS News Archives
Civilization On Trial
Corbis Motion
F.I.L.M. Archives
GCIS
Getty Images
Granada Television
Globalvision
ITN Source
Kelly Candaele
Mr. Footage
Moreno Films
NARA
National Film Archive, South Africa
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
Michael Scott
Smithsonian Institution
SVT
Thought Equity
Video Tape Library
WPA Film Library

Last Grave at Zimbaza directed by Nana Mahomo

On The Bowery by Lionel Rogosin © Rogosin Heritage Inc.
Worldwide Distribution by Cineteca del Comune di Bologna

Photographs Courtesy of
Abbas/Magnum Photos
Africa Groups of Sweden
Africa Media Online
American Committee On Africa
AAM Archives Committee
Bailey’s African History Archive
Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and
African Studies at Rhodes House
Conny Braam
Amina Cachalia
Corbis
Dr. Lancelot Gama
Getty Images
George Houser
IDAF
Illustrated London News Picture Library
The Image Works
Kamerareportage
Peter Magubane
Nederlands Instituut Zuid Afrika
Nelson Mandela Foundation
Nordic Africa Institute
Panorama Magazine
ES Reddy
Jürgen Schadeberg
Tambo Family
The UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives
United Nations
University of Dundee
University of the Witswatersrand Library,
Department of Historical Papers, Johannesburg, South Africa
WCC Photo
Eli Weinberg

Music

“Johannesburg”
Written and Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
Courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron

"The Angela Carter Museum"
Written and Performed by Thomas Carnacki
Courtesy Alethiometer Records

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa)"
Written by G. Beggs, S. Khemese, R. Khemese,
T. Khemese, M. Mnguni, and S. Mankayi
Performed by Congregation, St. Paul's Church, Soweto
Courtesy of Rounder Records

"Tetrishead" and "Fern"
Written and Performed by Zoë Keating
© 020202 Music, 2005 (ASCAP)

"Nelson Mandela"
Written by T. Mawelela
Performed by African Spear and ANC Choir
Courtesy of Music Team

"Den Blå Slåtten/Ormslå"
Written by Henrik Cederblom
Performed by Den Fule
Courtesy of Northside Records

"Yenzek' Indaba' Enkule"
Written by Nomsa Hadebe
Performed by Yenzek' Indaba' Enkule
Courtesy of Arc Record

"Ndodemny Ama (Beware,Verwoerd!)”
Written and Performed by Miriam Makeba
Courtesy of Jive Records/Novus
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment

"Sikalela Izwe Mnvandu"
Written by Stephan Unlig
Performed by Brener Chor, Die Zeitgenossen and James Madlope Phillips
Courtesy of Plåne Records

"Dlamini"
Written and Performed by Noise Khanyile
Courtesy of Arc Records

“Helluva Job”
Composed by Todd Boekelheide
Published by ToBo Music (ASCAP)

"Jim Takata Kanjani"
Traditonal
Performed by Bantu Glee Singers
Courtesy of Rounder Records

"Transkei"
Written and Performed by Cedric Gradus Samson
Courtesy Cedric Gradus Samson

"Sri"
Traditional
Courtesy Allegro Corporation

"Långt Ner I Småland/Slängpolska
(Way Down in Småland/Swingpolska)"
Written by Roger Talroth
Performed by Väsen
Courtesy of Northside Records

"Leaning Under aNew Oar"
“Imperfect Ganesh”
Written and Performed by Thomas Carnacki
Courtesy Alethiometer Records

“Izakunyatheli Afrika Verwoerd
(Africa Is Going To Trample On You, Verwoerd)”
Traditional
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

“The Nail in the Coffin”
Written by Alex Lu
Published by Alex Lu Music (ASCAP)

"Glory"
Written by Hilda Tloubatla
Performed by Barorisi Ba Morena
Courtesy of Music Club Records

"On the March"
Written by Solovyov-Sedoy, Vasily
Performed by Red Star Red Army Chorus
Courtesy of Teldec

"Sad Song"
Written and Performed Cedric Gradus Samon
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited

"He Blaar Coetzie"
Written by Stephan Uhlig
Performed by Brener Chor, Die Zeitgenossen and James Madlope Phillips
Courtesy of Satz

“Ray Of Hope”
Written and Performed by Terry Devine-King,
Elfred Hayes
Courtesy of Cavendish Music

Funding Provided by
The Ford Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies, Stanford University
National Endowment for the Arts
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Illinois Humanities Council
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council

This program was produced by Clarity Educational Productions, Inc.,
which is solely responsible for its content.

© Copyright 2010 Clarity Educational Productions, Inc. and Connie Field.
All rights reserved.

Part 2 of 5: The New Generation

Associate Producer
Sage Brucia

Series Editor
Gregory Scharpen

Produced & Directed by
Connie Field

Editors
Dawn Logsdon
Ken Schneider

Writers
Jon Else
Connie Field
Gregory Scharpen

Composer
Marco D’Ambrosio

Associate Producer
Carla Healy-London

Narrator
Mmaboshadi M. Chauke

Principal Cinematography
Tom Hurwitz
David Forbes

Camera
Ian Watts
Joan Churchill

Sound
Tony Bensusan
Mike Brink
Dave Williams
Paul Bateman
Troy Mathews
Alan Barker
Harold Jalvin

Production Coordinators
Diana Hyslop
Nick Hymns
Mariet Bakker
Maarten Rens

Grips/Gaffers
Trevor Venter
Peter Ledwaba
Keith Rodgerson
Ned Hallick
Stefan Bijnen

Research
Gail Behrmann
Nhlanhla Mthethwa
James Saunders
Denis Herbstein

Archival Research and Rights
Lynn Adler
Sage Brucia

Post Production Sound
James LeBrecht

HD Post Production Video Services
Ed Rudolph
Loren Sorensen

Post Production Facilities
Berkeley Sound Artists
Video Arts

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
Anatomy of Apartheid
AP Archives
BBC Worldwide Americas
CBS News Archives
Corbis
Peter Davis
GCIS
Getty Images
Angus Gibson
Magnus Bergmar
Ideal Audience
Medici Arts International
ITN Source
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
NBC News Archives
Maarten Rens
WPA Film Library

Tijdgeest/Spirit of Time directed by Johan van de Keuken

Last Grave At Dimbaza directed by Nana Mahomo

Photos Courtesy of
AAM Archives Committee
Africa Groups of Sweden
Africa Media Online
Steve Biko Foundation
Corbis
The Daily Dispatch
Getty Images
Sverker Hahn
Peter Magubane
National Library of South Africa
NIZA
Sam Nzima
ES Reddy
The UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives

Music

“Johannesburg”
Written and Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
Courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron

“Baba Wami”
Written and Performed by Noise Khanyile
Courtesy of Globestyle Records

“Biko”
Written by Peter Brian Gabriel and Horst Koenigstein
Performed by Joan Baez
Courtesy of Gold Castle Records

“Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika”
Performed by Congregation, St. Paul's Church, Soweto
Courtesy of Rounder Records

“Mmalo-We”
Written by Jabu Khanyile, Thapelo Khomo, Akhtar, and Faridi
Performed by Bayete
Courtesy of Gallo Music Group

“Apartheid”
Written and Performed by Peter Tosh
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Licensing

“Biko”
Written by B.J. Reagan
Performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock
Courtesy of Flying Fish Records

“Phansi Ngodlame”
Written by Babsy Mlangeni
Performed by Babsy Mlangeni
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“Last Boat To Goree”
Written and Performed by Soweto String Quartet
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Licensing

“Jabulela Ukuthula”
Written by Sakhula, Phikelela Choir, and Jasper Van't Hof
Performed by Pili-Pili Meets Phikelela Sakhula Choir
Courtesy of Nascente Records

“Empangeni”
Written by Bhekumuzi Luthuli
Performed by M. Shezi Nezimtombi Za Kwazulu
Courtesy of Rounder Records

“More Palatino”
Composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performed by Anneke Uittenbosch
Courtesy Globe

“By The Old Pacific”
Written by Thomas Beall
Performed by The UCLA Bruin Marching Band

Funding Provided by
The Ford Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies, Stanford University
National Endowment for the Arts
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Illinois Humanities Council
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council

This program was produced by Clarity Educational Productions, Inc.,
which is solely responsible for its content.

© Copyright 2010 Clarity Educational Productions, Inc. and Connie Field.
All rights reserved.

Part 3 of 5: From Selma to Soweto

Editors
Gregory Scharpen
Jeffrey Stephens

Associate Producers
Joanne Elgart
Carla Healy-London
Jennifer Ho

Produced and Directed by
Connie Field

Narrator
Awele Makeba

Executive Producers
Connie Field
Clayborne Carson

Principal Cinematography
Tom Hurwitz

Writers
Connie Field
Ken Chowder
Gregory Scharpen

Camera
David Forbes
Dennis Boni
Vicente Franco

Sound
Tony Bensusan
Mike Brink
Troy Mathews
Jim Gilchrist
Patrick Young
Eric Reisner
Wellington Jon Bowler
Jon Packer

Production Coordinators
Diana Hyslop
Nick Hymns

Grips/Gaffers
Trevor Venter
Peter Ledwaba
Ned Hallick
David Puopolo
Louise Hernon

Production Assistants
Bethwell Ngixingolo
Tumi Moroka,
Rodney Smith
Paul Romeo

Location Scout
Ingrid Gavshon

Archival Research
Gail Behrmann

Principal Advisors
Clayborne Carson
Robert Edgar
Gail Gerhart
E.S. Reddy

Advisors
Ben Carton
Jan Love
Mzamov Mangaliso
Bill Minter
Leonard Thompson
Immanuel Wallerstein
Ron Walters
Steve Weisman

Assistant Editors
Sage Brucia
Aaron Barry

Assistant to the Producer
Jessica Viola

Archival Organization
Leslie Walsh
Saidah Said

Archival Logging
Mimi Anderson
Mica Blondet
Sarah Reilly
Julia Robertson
Gina LeBrecht

Transcribing
Wendy Shurtliff
Emily Ellis

Archival Rights
Jennifer Ho
Sage Brucia

Sound Design
Gregory Scharpen

Post Production Sound
James LeBrecht
Patti Tauscher

Post Production Facility
Berkeley Sound Artists

Motion Graphics
Ben Brunetti
Mike Shaw
Sage Brucia
Ramiro Sagura

Post Production Video Services
Dub Express
Steadi Systems
Rough House Editorial

Recording Studio
Live Oak Studio

Recording Engineer
James Ward

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
Archive Films
BBC Worldwide Americas
Robert Bilheimer
Tony Bensusan
CBS News Archives
Getty Images
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions
National Archives
NBC News Archives
NRK
Paper Tiger Television
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Streamline Films, Inc.
WGBH Media Library and Archives

Photos Courtesy of
AAM Archives Committee
Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
Amistad Research Center
Columbia University
Conny Braam
Corbis
Tom Gallagher
Getty Images
IDAF
NIZA
National Archives
Sam Nzima
Office of Richard Lugar
Ellen Shub
Shutterstock

Music

“Cryin’ for Freedom in South Africa”
Lyrics by Otis Williams
Music by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock
Courtesy of Flying Fish/Rounder Records

“We Are the Wave”
Written by Richard Cummings, Jake Holmes, and the Soul Brothers
Performed by Harry Belafonte
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music

“Sister Rosa”
Written by C. Neville, C. Neville, Jr., J. Neville,
L. Neville, D. Johnson, and C. Moore
Performed by the Neville Brothers
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

“Welcome to SNCC”
Written by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock
Courtesy of Workshop Productions, Inc.

“Street Fulla Nigs”
Written and Performed by The Beatnigs
Courtesy of Alternative Tentacles

“Control”
Written and Performed by The Beatnigs
Courtesy of Alternative Tentacles

“Free Africa”
Written and Performed by Joe Higgs
Courtesy of Shanachie Records

“Sayishayinduku”
Written by G. Magozi
Performed by The Umzimkhulu Black River Band
Courtesy of Rounder Records

“Biko”
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
Courtesy of Real World Records, Ltd.

“Master Blaster”
Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

“Johannesburg”
Written and Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
Courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron

“Asimbonanga”
Written by J. Clegg
Performed by Joan Baez
Courtesy of Joan Baez

“Look Listen and Decide”
Written by Ray Phiri
Performed by Stimela
Courtesy of Gallo Records Group

“Baba Wami”
Written and Performed by Noise Khanyile
Courtesy of Globestyle Records

“Nüchtern Fahren, Sicher Ankommen”
“...Und Schritt Rücklings ins Wasser, der Aussicht Wegen”
Written and Performed by Christoph Heemann and Andreas Martin
Courtesy of Robot Records

“Undead Bill”
“Build It At The Base”
Written by Alex Lu
Published by Alex Lu Music (ASCAP)

“From Selma To Soweto”
Written and Performed by Orlando Julius

Funding Provided by
The Ford Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies, Stanford University
National Endowment for the Arts
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Illinois Humanities Council
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council

This program was produced by Clarity Educational Productions, Inc.,
which is solely responsible for its content.

© Copyright 2010 Clarity Educational Productions, Inc. and Connie Field.
All rights reserved.

Part 4 of 5: The Bottom Line

Associate Producer
Sage Brucia

Series Editor
Gregory Scharpen

Produced and Directed by
Connie Field

Writers
Jon Else
Connie Field

Composer
Todd Boekelheide

Narrator
Mmaboshadi M. Chauke

Principal Cinematography
Tom Hurwitz

Camera
David Forbes
Ian Watts
Nancy Schrieber
Vicente Franco

Sound
Tony Bensusan
Mike Brink
Dave Williams
Paul Bateman
Troy Mathews
Jamie Kibben
Eric Reisner
Harold Jalvin
Fokke Sanne
Patrick Young

Production Coordinators
Diana Hyslop
Mariet Bakker
Maarten Rens
Gabriel Paske

Grips/Gaffers
Trevor Venter
Peter Ledwaba
Keith Rodgerson
Ned Hallick
Stefan Bijnen
Mark Huisman
David Puopolo
Thor Langfield

Research
Gail Behrmann
James Saunders
Dennis Herbstein

Archival Rights and Research
Lynn Adler
Sage Brucia

Post Production Sound
James LeBrecht

HD Post Production Video Service
Gary Coates

Post Production Facilities
Berkeley Sound Artists
Zoetrope Aubry Productions

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Worldwide Americas
CBC News Archives
CBS News Archives
Corbis
Community Video Education Trust (CVET)
Getty Images
Global Vision
Historic Films Archives, LLC
Huntley Film Archives
INA
ITN Source
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
NBC News Archives
NRK
Polaroid Archives
Prelinger Archives
Streamline Films, Inc.
SVT
Third Millennium Films
Tony Bensusan
WGBH Media Library and Archives
WPA Film Library

Photos Courtesy of
AAM Archives Committee
Amistad Research Center
AP World Wide Photos
Boston Herald
Boston Globe
Corbis
Getty Images
GM Archives
Les de Villiers
Peter Magubane
Paul Mattsson
Reportdigital
Chris Taylor
Urban Archives, Temple University
Washington Post

Music

“Johannesburg”
Written and Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
Courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron

"We Will Get Them (Sobabamba)"
Written and Performed by Udokotela Shange Namajaha

"Tyrannosaurus Text"
"While You Were Creepin'"
Written by Alex Lu
Published by Alex Lu Music (ASCAP)

"Phansi Ngodlame"
Written and Performed by Babsy Mlangeni
Courtesy of Palm Pictures

"Control"
Written and Performed by The Beatnigs
Courtesy of Alternative Tentacles

"Rest In Peace"
Written by Cedric Gradus Samson
Courtesy of Cedric Gradus Samson

"Baba Wami"
Written and Performed by Noise Khanyile
Courtesy of Shifty Music

"Amagama Akho"
Performed by Phuzekhemisi No Khethani
Composed by M. Mbhele, ZJ Mnyandu, and Sibonele Mnvandu
Courtesy Gallo Music Publishers

"Invasion"
Written and Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Agit-Prop

"Soweto Blues"
Written by Hugh Masakela and Stanley Todd
Performed by Miriam Makeba
Courtesy Universal

"More Whitewashing"
Written and Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Agit-Prop

"Legions (War)"
Written and Performed by Zoë Keating
Courtesy 020202 Music, 2005 (ASCAP)

"Money Money"
Written by Fred Ebb and John Kandar
Performed by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music

Funding Provided by
The Ford Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies, Stanford University
National Endowment for the Arts
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Illinois Humanities Council
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council

This program was produced by Clarity Educational Productions, Inc.,
which is solely responsible for its content.

© Copyright 2010 Clarity Educational Productions, Inc. and Connie Field.
All rights reserved.

Part 5 of 5: Free at Last

Associate Producers
Sage Brucia
Carla Healy-London

Series Editor
Gregory Scharpen

Editor
Ken Schneider

Produced and Directed by
Connie Field

Writers
Jon Else
Connie Field
Gregory Scharpen

Composer
Marco D’Ambrosio

Narrator
Mmaboshadi M. Chauke

Principal Cinematography
Tom Hurwitz
David Forbes

Camera
Ian Watts
Vicente Franco

Sound
Tony Bensusan
Mike Brink
Dave Williams
Paul Bateman
Troy Mathews
Eric Westrin
Harold Jalvin

Production Coordinators
Diana Hyslop
Nick Hymans
Mariet Bakker
Maarten Rens
Hedvig Claesson

Grips/Gaffers
Trevor Venter
Peter Ledwaba
Keith Rodgerson
Ned Hallick
Stefan Bijnen
Robert Blom

Research
Gail Behrmann
Nhlanhla Mthethwa
James Saunders
Dennis Herbstein

Archival Rights and Research
Lynn Adler
Sage Brucia

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
AP Archives
BBC Worldwide Americas
CBC News Archives
CBS News Archives
Corbis Motion
Community Video Educational Trust (CVET)
Current Affairs Films
Peter Entell
Getty Images
Angus Gibson
Globalvision
Granada Television
Kevin Harris
ITN Source
Beata Lipman
Moreno Films
NARA
NBC News Archives
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
New Zealand Film Archive
Maarten Rens
Sony Pictures Stock Footaage
SVT
Thought Equity Motion
The UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives
WGBH
WPA Film Library

Last Grave At Dimbaza directed by Nana Mahomo

Patu! Directed by Merata Mita

Photos Courtesy of
AAM Archives Committee
African Studies at Rhodes House
Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and
Bulletin Photographs
Corbis
Getty Images
Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection
Nederlands Instituut Zuid-Afrika
Red Door VR Limited
The Star
United Nations Photo Library
The UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives

Music

“Johannesburg”
Written and Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
Courtesy of Gil Scott-Heron

“Mandela Day”
Written by Charles Burchill, James S. Kerr, and Norman Michael MacNeil
Performed by Simple Minds
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Music Marketing

“Stimela Coal Train”
Written and Performed by Hugh Rampapolo Masekela
Courtesy of Connoisseur Records

“Solomon Mahlangu”
Written by Abdullah Ibrahim
Performed by ANC Cultural Workers
Courtesy of Rounder Records

“The Noble Hero’s Welcome”
Written by Mzikantu Zungula "Dizu" Plaatjies
Performed by Amampondo
Courtesy of Shanachie Records

“Sobabamba”
Written and Performed By Udokotela
Shange Namajaha
Courtesy of Sterns Music

“Guns and Pangas”
Written by Warrick Swinney, Shaun Naidoo
Performed by The Kalahari Surfers
Courtesy of Polygram Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“Free Nelson Mandela”
Written by Jerry David Hounsell Dammers
Performed by The Special AKA
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

“Izinziswa”
Written and Performed by Busi Mhlongo
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

“N’kosi Sikelele Afrika”
Written by Gus Galbraith
Performed by Ladysmith Red Lions and Kate Lodge
Courtesy of Wrasse Records

“Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika”
Written by Sontonga Enoch, John Williams
Performed by Imilonji Kantu Choral Society
Courtesy of Gallo Music International
By Arrangement With Warner Music Group

“Abantwana Basethempeleni”
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Putumayo World Music

“Rolihlahla Mandela”
Written by Mbongeni Israel Ngama

"Exurgency"
“Walking Man”
"Coda"
Written & Performed by Zoë Keating
© 020202 Music, 2005 (ASCAP)

“Slow Sirens”
Composed by Alex Lu
Published by Alex Lu Music (ASCAP)

"Nelson Mandela"
Written by T. Mawelela
Performed by African Spear & ANC Choir
Courtesy of Music Team

“Thina Sizwe”
Traditional
Performed by SABC Choir

"Den Blå Slåtten/Ormslå"
Written by Henrik Cederblom
Performed by Den Fule
Courtesy of Northside Records

Funding Provided by
The Ford Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies, Stanford University
National Endowment for the Arts
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Illinois Humanities Council
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Council for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council

This program was produced by Clarity Educational Productions, Inc.,
which is solely responsible for its content.

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Do you remember the anti-apartheid movement? Have you ever been involved in a vast protest movement? What issues would compel you to take to the streets to demand a redress of grievances?

AWARDS

  • Independent Lens Audience Award
  • Primetime Emmy Award
    Special Merit in Nonfiction Film
  • IDA Award
    Limited Series Award
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Do you remember the anti-apartheid movement? Have you ever been involved in a vast protest movement? What issues would compel you to take to the streets to demand a redress of grievances?