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Promised Land

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PBS Premiere: July 6, 2010


Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen’s incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions. A co-production of the National Black Programming Consortium, American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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TAGS: apartheid, land, reparations, south africa

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Film Information

Promised Land (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 6, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Yoruba Richen Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Filmmaker Statement | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim


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