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Black Gold
Part of the Series: Globalization
Black Gold asks us 'to wake up and smell the coffee,' to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it. The film traces the tangled trail from the…
E-Wasteland
Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life? Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing…
Thunderbolt
A story from the burgeoning video industry of Nigeria combines melodrama and issues of ethnicity, gender, culture and identity in post-colonial Africa. Thunderbolt will come as a bolt out of the blue to most Americans, even aficionados of African cinema.…
Afro@Digital
Afro@Digital begins with a provocative question: 'Why speak of new technologies on a continent which wakes up and goes to sleep to the terrorism of poverty?' In other words, how can Africa escape the logic of poverty and unequal development…
South Africa Beyond Apartheid
South Africa has emerged as a free-market economy with an active private sector; however, social and economic inequalities remain deeply ingrained. While the government has made a strong commitment to privatization and to attract foreign investment, South Africa is still…
Aftertaste
Wine has been made in the Western Cape region of South Africa for over 300 years. At first, slaves and indigenous Khoisan worked the vineyards owned by white European settlers. Classified as "Coloureds," the descendants of these laborers have continued…