History

Help or Hindrance?

Help or Hindrance?

Help or Hindrance? The Sullivan Principles in Apartheid South Africa tells the story of why African-American preacher and civil rights activist Reverend Leon Sullivan initiated the Principles a few years after joining the Board of General Motors, how this voluntary code mandating American subsidiaries to create equality in the work place and contribute towards ending apartheid was implemented and how their efforts were received in South Africa and viewed in the US, including the wide-ranging criticism they invoked both sides of the Atlantic

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Influence

Influence

Influence charts the recent advancements in weaponised communication by investigating the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious public relations and reputation-management firm, the British multinational Bell Pottinger. Influence illustrates how both the structures of our society and the very texture of our lives can be defined, designed and manipulated by powerful and secretive forces.

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Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother

A filmed account of the stage version of Sindiwe Magona’s novel about the tragic killing of Amy Biehl during the pre-election violence of 1993, Mother to Mother explores the difficult channels of forgiveness, redemption and reconciliation from the perspective of the mothers of the killer and the victim.

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Grandpa Ernest Speaks

Grandpa Ernest Speaks

A filmmaker explores the mythology of the great-grandfather she never knew – along the way, reckoning with family bonds, intergenerational trauma, and her own hesitance toward telling the story.

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Good Hope

Good Hope

Good Hope documents the first generation of young South Africans to live in a free democracy, and the first to potentially fulfil Mandela’s vision of a rainbow nation, despite the fact that most of them are just a generation away from the extreme hardship and oppression of apartheid.

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Displaced

Displaced

This beautifully crafted and highly intelligent film explores the personal experience of a third-generation Holocaust survivor in Berlin. Remarkably honest and frank, the film asks fascinating questions, and is a great example of how the more specific an inquiry is, the more it can seem to generate a universal resonance.

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By All Means Necessary

By All Means Necessary

By All Means Necessary is a feature-documentary that chronicles 50 years of Africa’s Liberation Movements from Algeria to South Africa. It commemorates the various sacrifices made by men and women across the continent.

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Blindside

Blindside

This documentary about the controversial 1974 boycott-breaking British Lions Tour to South Africa where they played against the Springbok rugby team, focuses on one particular rugby player, Dugald Macdonald, and Jenefer Shute, a young woman who ran onto the field protesting the match, a moment that would change both their lives forever.

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A New Country

A New Country

25 years after the transition to democracy, South Africa is the most economically unequal country in the world. This heartbreakingly insightful film consists of remarkably frank interviews with a full spectrum of South Africans, moving from the early days of liberation to a contemporary society in which the culture of resistance and protest is as strong as ever.

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