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Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty

Well, the World Cup’s over and the teams and visitors have all gone home, but the afterglow of achievement hasn’t entirely faded for South Africans. The people of this struggling “rainbow nation”, especially …

Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

2002, USA / South Africa, Lee Hirsch (documentary)
This stunning film tells the story of protest music in South Africa — but as it does so, it tells the story of the struggle against apartheid itself. …

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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Mandela
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Mandela

1995, USA, Jo Mennel (documentary)
A full and inspiring account of Mandela’s life and struggle. A must see. Also check out the A&E documentary Biography — Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom.
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