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For “Winnie”: Anti-Apartheid Songs of Protest

By Sarah Bardeen, guest contributor Modern South Africa was forged in apartheid. The struggle defined life for generations of South Africans, and music was crucial in that struggle. Black South Africans saw their guns confiscated, their homes bulldozed, their land stolen, but in the mouths of demonstrators, song became both a balm and a weapon. … READ MORE

Have You Heard from Johannesburg wins Primetime Emmy Award

Independent Lens Audience Award Winner Have You Heard From Johannesburg won the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards last night! Have You Heard From Johannesburg is an epic five-part documentary series, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring … READ MORE

Bonus Episode of Have You Heard From Johannesburg Online this Week

Have You Heard From Johannesburg had its three-week run on Independent Lens this month, and it seems to have resonated with our audience. So we’re happy to announce that a special bonus episode that we didn’t have the time to air is now available from PBS Video for this week. Entitled Fair Play, this episode … READ MORE

A Look Back at the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Filmmaker Connie Field took some time out to answer a few questions about her film Have You Heard From Johannesburg, and discuss the parallels between the anti-apartheid movement and present-day protest movements. This five-part series premieres on Independent Lens on January 12, 2012 (check local listings for air dates and times on your local PBS … READ MORE