Have You Heard From Johannesburg

Trailer (:34)
  • 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Special Merit in Nonfiction Film
  • 2012 Independent Lens Audience Award
  • 2010 IDA Limited Series Award
  • About the Film

    Conny Braam addressing an anti-apartheid rally.

    This five-part series chronicles 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.

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  • Soundtrack of a Revolution

    Young black boys are pictured in front of a tree and barbed wire in a South African township in 1989.

    The film is anchored in time and history, but it also provides a broad tour of music from the global movement against the brutal Apartheid regime. We’ve collected a sampling of songs from traditional South African folk songs, and protest songs from famous musicians from Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela to U2 and Stevie Wonder. The playlist requires the Spotify application (available free).

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  • The Struggle Against Apartheid

    A sign indicates in English and Afrikaans that the area is designated for white people only.

    Trace a timeline of the fight to end apartheid, beginning with the passage of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights through the global divestment movement and the election of Nelson Mandela.

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  • Talkback

    Oliver Tambo with Bishop Trevor Huddleston, London, 1960

    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?

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