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South Africa: The Apartheid Years - The White Laager
In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Generations of Resistance
From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history…
Strip
An unglamorous look at life on and backstage at a striptease club in London's Soho.
Life of Lenin
A Russian biography of the Communist leader in Russia's turbulent history.
In Darkest Hollywood
Almost from the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have looked at the continent of Africa with a mixture of fear and fascination, prejudice and contempt. South Africa, with its fabulous mineral wealth, exotic locations, and white settlers, attracted scores of movie…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Winnie Mandela
During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her…
African Jim
A simple story of a country lad who comes to the city to look for work, takes some knocks while adjusting to city life, but comes out on top when his singing talent is discovered. In 1949, two expatriate Britishers,…
Mission to Yenan, 1944
Story of the wartime mission to the Chinese Communists in their headquarters, made in 1944 by OSS, but suppressed and never shown. Shot by OSS operatives behind enemy lines in wartime China, this story of the visit to Chinese Communist…
Siliva the Zulu
This is a heavily fictionalized account of Zulu life in 1927. Made by an Italian team that included the famous anthropologist Lidio Cipriani, it weaves genuine enthnographical elements into a fantasy of love, witchcraft, and betrayal.
Raja Edepus
A theatre production. In the summer of 2006 an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex was performed at the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Indonesia. This film captures the full transformation of the classical drama into a Balinese-styled stage production.
Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President
This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa,…
This Bloody, Blundering Business
An incisive and humorous satire on American foreign policy, THIS BLOODY BLUNDERING BUSINESS traces the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish-American War. A silent movie format with lively ragtime piano music is combined with a dramatically…
Chelsea Bridge Boys
A look at a London motorcycle gang in the mid 'Sixties. London motorcycle gang- "Rockers" - 1964
Public School
Life at a British public (ie, private) school in 1965. Life at Hurstpierpont Public School, 1964/65
Alan Paton's Beloved Country
Alan Paton - teacher, author, politician - was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons. This documentary reveals the man and the complex relationship he had with his country. Repelled by the racism he saw all around him in his…
The Making of Raja Edepus
A beautiful half hour film documenting the creation of Oedipus Rex at the Bali Arts Festival in July 2006 which captures the full transformation of a classical drama into a Balinese-styled stage production.
Jamaica
An overview of the island nation of Jamaica in 1964.
Social Gospel and the Public Good
Intersecting lives of two prairie politicians, JS Woodsworth and William Aberhart.
Immigrants
Life of immigrants to London from the former British Empire. Coloured immigrants in London, 1964.
America Against Itself
Student revolt Politics Americana. What happened at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968. The story of the events surrounding the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968.