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Response from South Africa, A
Program 702
Original Airdate: 10/22/1976

Subject Keywords
Apartheid - South Africa
Blacks in the motion picture industry
South Africa in motion pictures

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Manong, Johannes

Corporate Names
Come Back, Africa (motion picture)
Last Jesus, The (motion picture)

Program Description
Host Barbara Barrow and South African filmmaker Joe (Johannes) Manong talk about the relationship between South Africa and the United States, and the controversial issues that develop as a result of the fine line between politics and arts in both countries. Manong discusses his new film "The Last Jesus" and responds to Barrow's questions regarding how he escaped from South Africa and eventually came to the United States, how he become a filmmaker, his affiliation with, and production work for, the film "Come Back, Africa," the role of Blacks in filmmaking in South Africa, how he funds his films, his belief that Black films are not a risky venture in the United States, the problems he has faced releasing "The Last Jesus," and the potential response of Blacks to the religious implications the film posits. Program includes stills from the film.

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

Johannes Manong

Patricia Berg (assistant cameraman)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape editor)
Tiit Koppel (lighting assistant)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape editor)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Will Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
Alfred Portilla (assistant cameraman)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Kaisan Tsiang (assistant cameraman)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03323
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01245A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01245
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2703-30
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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