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Hot Wax
Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman who managed to run her own beauty salon surreptitiously during the dark days of apartheid. She lives in Alexandra, a restless and poor…
Cinderella of the Cape Flats
Everyday the working class Coloured women in the garment industry of the windswept flats around Cape Town toil anonymously to make clothes so that other women will look beautiful. Invariably…
Belonging
Born into exile in Britain as the daughter of political emigres, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Now ten years later, Kethiwe,…
Umgidi (Shadow Dancing)
When Sipho, a former Robben Island inmate for 5 years gets a call from his father to help convince his reluctant younger brother to get circumcised, he procrastinates. Then he…
Nabantwa Bam' (With My Children)
This film is a fascinating case study of the emergence of social classes even within the same South African family. Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a…

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Nabantwa Bam' (With My Children)
This film is a fascinating case study of the emergence of social classes even within the same South African family. Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a market researcher, in a comfortable, middle class Soweto home. The older brother Nhlanhla has suffered a head injury which may…
Million Dollar Business Lessons Volume 1
The crash and burn of a new business. It happens to over a whopping 80% of all small businesses within only 5 years. Most of these businesses barely squeak by with any level of profit at all, and a mere fraction of them are even able to crack the $1…
Umgidi (Shadow Dancing)
When Sipho, a former Robben Island inmate for 5 years gets a call from his father to help convince his reluctant younger brother to get circumcised, he procrastinates. Then he gets an anguished letter from this brother Vuyo, informing him that he finally discovered he was adopted at birth. Vuyo…
The Year In Fashion: Volume 1994
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela makes history as the first black president. And the world said farewell to the elegance of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 1994 was also the year that innocence returned in fashion with baby doll dresses and school girl kilts. Adidas stripes went mainstream and glamour returned with…
What America Does Right Volume 1
In this program, In Search of Excellence co-author, Bob Waterman will show you how Sun Microsystems, Raychem and The Career Action Center in Palo Alto, California are succeeding at building work forces of tomorrow by helping their employees become more flexible today. The stories will focus on new strategies, horizontal…
The HVX BootCamp Volume I: Camera Ops
Hosted by Barry Green, the world's leading authority on the HVX, you'll learn every menu item, every switch and button and function, every recommendation and detail you need to know to get the most from your HVX. This video series shows side-by-side examples and comparisons, and features both test charts…
Video/ Dance, Volume One
The Mourning Kiss (Screened at the 1990 International Grand Prix Video Danse, Paris, France) "...a modified tango for two is arrested in time, accentuating physical gestures and their emotive possibilities. The use of an ever-wandering slow-motion technique suspends the desiring note of Susana Tambutti's choreography." Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive.…
What America Does Right Volume 2
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Long Night's Journey Into Day
A documentary of South Africa's quest for restorative justice following four cases that come before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule…
A Walk in the Night
Drawing references from Richard Wright's portrait of black rage in "Native Son" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet", this crime thriller set in Johannesburg recounts one night when a young Coloured man is driven to an act of brutality by a racist society. It is one of the first films from a new…
Mortu Nega (Those Whom Death Refused)
This fictional account of the closing months of the war against the Portuguese and the consolidation of the independent West African nation of Guinea-Bissau both reflects and critiques the revolutionary process. Mortu Nega, as its title implies, is a unique kind of elegy - not so much to the victims…
End of the Rainbow
An in-depth look at the impact of a multinational gold mining industry on the economy, environment and traditions of a local community in Guinea. End of the Rainbow provides a concise, in-depth look at the impact of global extractive industries on local populations, their economy, their traditions and their environment.…