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Cry Freedom
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  2 Comments
Cry Freedom

1987, UK, Richard Attenborough
Story of the murder of black activist Steve Biko by South African police, and the uncovering of the story by journalist Donald Woods. Political cinema at its best.
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Cry, the Beloved Country
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Cry, the Beloved Country

1995, South Africa, Darrell Roodt
Based on Alan Patten’s classic novel this (the 1951 version) was the first entertainment feature film set against the backdrop of apartheid. Both films are well made and intensely moving.
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Malcolm X
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Malcolm X

1992, USA, Spike Lee
Epic biography of America’s fiery black revolutionary, from his early days as a zoot-suited hustler known as “Detroit Red” to his pilgrimage to Mecca, as a Black Muslim — all with an …

The Long Walk Home
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Long Walk Home

1990, USA, Richard Pearce
A small but compelling film about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The best feature film I have seen on the Civil rights movement. Whoopi Goldberg is fantastic. A more effective and convincing film …