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South Africa: Perception and Reality
Program 928
Original Airdate: 8/10/1979

Subject Keywords
Apartheid - South Africa
Blacks in motion pictures
South Africa in motion pictures
Television broadcasting of films

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Dube, Dr. Alfred
Magubane, Dr. Bernard
Mbere, Dr. Aggrey
Menong, Teko
Vilakazi, Themba

Corporate Names
African National Congress
Last Grave at Dimbaza (motion picture)
Pan African Congress

Program Description
Program explores the facts, fictions, and future of South Africa via interviews with academic and political figures Dr. Alfred Dube (of the South African Cultural Mission), Dr. Bernard Magubane (of the University of Connecticut), Dr. Aggrey Mbere (of Roxbury Community College), Teko Menong (Freedom Fighter and filmmaker), and Themba Vilakazi (member of the South African Congress). Program Includes BBC footage from the film Last Grave at Dimbaza (filmed illegally in South Africa). Specific issues include the history of South Africa, the conditions of Black workers and families under apartheid, the fusion between political and economic structures with apartheid, the strategic location of South Africa and its stores of coal and uranium, the role of foreign investors in South Africa, the African National Congress's freedom charter, and the hope for a democratic future.

Barabara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

George Rivera

Dr. Alfred Dube
Dr. Bernard Magubane
Dr. Aggrey Mbere
Teko Menong
Themba Velakazi

Sam Carradine (researcher)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Leo Demers (recordist)
Doug Devitt (recordist)
Diana Fong (intern)
Salem Mekura (researcher)
Milan Merhar (recordist)
Robert Moore (intern)
Wil Morton (audio)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (cameraman)
David St. Onge (recordist)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06095
Original footage 3/4" cassette 11
Original footage 3/4" cassette 12
Original footage 3/4" cassette 13
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00453A
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00537
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01637
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01637A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1643-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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