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Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality; Themba Vilakazi discusses the apartheid regime in South Africa

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08/10/1979

In this clip Themba Vilakazi, member of the South African Congress, discusses what apartheid is, and what it means to the Black population in South Africa. Overall the 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. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by George Rivera.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
South Africa: Perception and Reality
Program Number

928

Title

Themba Vilakazi discusses the apartheid regime in South Africa

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

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.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Television broadcasting of films
Mbere, Aggrey Mxolisi
Apartheid--South Africa
Last Grave at Dimbaza (Motion picture)
Dube, Dr. Alfred
South Africa in motion pictures
Civil rights
Blacks in motion pictures
Vilakazi, Themba
Magubane, Bernard
Menong, Teko
Pan African Congress
Segregation
African National Congress
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Rivera, George (Director)
Contributors
Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Carradine, Sam (Researcher)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Devitt, Doug (Recordist)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Smith, Lee (Cameraman)
Demers, Leo (Recordist)
Merhar, Milan (Recordist)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
St. Onge, David (Recordist)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Mekuria, Salem (Researcher)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality; Themba Vilakazi discusses the apartheid regime in South Africa,” 08/10/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0FEF4669622B4E54A9870CC46E8339D1.
MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality; Themba Vilakazi discusses the apartheid regime in South Africa.” 08/10/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0FEF4669622B4E54A9870CC46E8339D1>.
APA: Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality; Themba Vilakazi discusses the apartheid regime in South Africa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0FEF4669622B4E54A9870CC46E8339D1
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