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1.

A Dry White Season

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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
DVD
2014; 1989
Law (Reserve Stacks) Map
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The Return of Sara Baartman

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Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe. Her remains were returned to South Africa from France, where they had been kept at the Museum of Man (Musée L'Homme). On April 29, 2002, Sara's remains were officially handed back to the South African people at an emotionally charged ceremony at the country's Embassy in Paris and, on August 9 (National Women's Day), she was ceremonially buried on the banks of the Gamtoos River. Sara's repatriation involved years of lobbying by people in South Africa, including Professor Phillip Tobias, South African poet Diana Ferrus, and French senator Nicolas About who, when told that only a law could force the country to give up Baartman, introduced one.
Online
2017; 2002
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Mapantsula

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Panic is a mapantsula, a Zulu term for a petty crook. Set in South Africa, he is imprisoned with anti-apartheid activists. There he is transformed into a man willing to become involved with social change.
DVD
2008; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: "The Hottentot Venus"

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A documentary of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.
DVD
2008; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

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Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman.
DVD
2012; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Master Harold-- and the Boys

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Athol Fugard's searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother's tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Facing the Truth

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"The years 1960 through 1994 were a time of terror in South Africa. With the destruction of the yoke of apartheid in 1994, South Africa had to come to terms with its oppressive past: recrimination or punishment, or forgiveness? This compelling program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate human rights violations and to help South Africa in its process of reinvention."
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Invictus

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Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
DVD
2010; 2009
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State of Denial

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South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV positive people in the world. By the year 2000, an estimated 4.2 million people were infected with HIV; if present trends continue by 2010, 7 million will have died of the disease. State of Denial puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It shows how they must fight not only the disease but the greed of the drug cartels and the neglect and inactivity of their own government in order to get treatment.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.
DVD
2014
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Thing With No Name

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"In post-apartheid South Africa, life has gotten better, but now there is a disease that has hold on a vanishing population. Sixty-three percent of the world's population infected with HIV/AIDS lives in the country, and in Kwazulu Natal, where the rate of infection in women is twice that of men, one out of every six people is HIV-positive. Thing With No Name follows two Zulu women as they begin rigorous and oftentimes confusing antiretroviral drug therapy. As these women invite us into their homes and share their stories, we witness firsthand the hope these drugs offer. Yet the overwhelming reality is the lack of resources and support available to them undermines their fight to survive in a community where orphans outnumber their counterparts and funerals are daily occurrences. This [...]
DVD
2012; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements

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"Weaving together the ancient, the traditional and the classical into the distinctive sound of Cape Town, Mac MacKenzie ... put the final touches on his most recent creation, 'Goema symphony no. 1.' Musicians Hilton Schilder, Ernestine Deane and Kyle Shepherd provide context while The Cape Town Goema Orchestra rehearses for its première"--Container.
DVDCD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Pan African Express

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"For 16 days during May 2009, six Morehouse students traveled to South Africa as part of the Leadership Center?s Oprah Winfrey South Africa Leadership Project. The project allows students to study ethical leadership within the context of South Africa with special interest in the correlation of HIV/AIDS and poverty. The mission is academic, practical and diplomatic." -- Morehouse College website.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Breathe Again

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"On February 27, 1986, Derrick Orderson, a marginalized swimmer from the Cape Flats in South Africa, swam a time of 25.81 seconds in the 50m Freestyle, 2 seconds under the world record at the time, yet he was prevented from representing his country on the world stage. As a young black man growing up in Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats in the seventies, the oppressive voice of the apartheid regime annihilated all sense of freedom Derrick Orderson could hope to enjoy. This film tells the story of Orderson\2019s world record setting feats, his humbleness and perseverance. Yet, it not only focuses on the individual, but also honors and reminds us of all our other forgotten sporting and social activists, while highlighting the unique revolutionary role that the South African Council on Sport [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Life, Above All

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Twelve-year-old Chanda learns of a rumor that has spread through her village near Johannesburg and forced her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school to find her mother and discover the truth.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Cry, the Beloved Country

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A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Bang Bang Club

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As apartheid comes to a violent end in South Africa, four fearless photographers, bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, risk their lives to capture the bloody struggle and expose the truth.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

21 Up South Africa: Mandela's Children

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In South Africa a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. Rich and poor, black, white and mixed race, these fascinating and revealing portraits offer unique insights into the social and political upheavals that have occurred throughout South Africa since the crumbling of apartheid. From township slums to apartheid-era mansions to the bushveldt, these children, now young adults, have experienced a multitude of change. See them age from 7 to 21 and learn that AIDS has claimed the lives of three of these children.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Sarafina!

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Sarafina is a schoolgirl at school in Soweto, South Africa. She learns only the history of the whites in South Africa but her history teacher (Goldberg) secretly teaches the students to be proud of their heritage and make a stand against apartheid. The film features beautiful South African music, choirs and percussion.
DVD
2011; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Endgame

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Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)