[Donald Woods and "Cry Freedom"]
Original Airdate: 11/6/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon reports on the release of the film Cry Freedom, based on the life of Steven Biko (martyred black South African leader). Lydon notes that the film is told from the perspective of Donald Woods (white newspaper editor). Lydon interviews Woods about apartheid and his relationship with Biko. Woods says that the black opposition in South Africa was forced to become violent in response to the brutal tactics of the white regime. Woods talks about his early opposition to Biko and the black movement; he says that he changed his opinion when he realized that Biko's positive message of black self-reliance was not anti-white. Lydon notes that Biko was killed in prison while Woods was exiled from South Africa. Lydon's report is accompanied by footage from the film and from the trailer of the film Cry Freedom. This tape includes additional footage from the film and the trailer of the film Cry Freedom.
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