Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality
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- Say Brother
- South Africa: Perception and Reality
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- 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.
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- Media Type
- Mbere, Aggrey Mxolisi
- Civil rights
- Magubane, Bernard
- Last Grave at Dimbaza (Motion picture)
- Apartheid--South Africa
- Vilakazi, Themba
- South Africa in motion pictures
- Pan African Congress
- Blacks in motion pictures
- Television broadcasting of films
- Menong, Teko
- Dube, Dr. Alfred
- African National Congress
- Race and Ethnicity
- Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
- Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
- Rivera, George (Director)
- Devitt, Doug (Recordist)
- Demers, Leo (Recordist)
- Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
- Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
- Smith, Lee (Cameraman)
- Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
- Carradine, Sam (Researcher)
- Mekuria, Salem (Researcher)
- Morton, Wil (Audio)
- Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
- Merhar, Milan (Recordist)
- Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
- Moore, Robert (Intern)
- Fong, Diana (Intern)
- St. Onge, David (Recordist)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality,” 07/12/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_150AF017C1CB464B86D3F49169D26E6F.
- MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality.” 07/12/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_150AF017C1CB464B86D3F49169D26E6F>.
- APA: Say Brother; South Africa: Perception and Reality. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_150AF017C1CB464B86D3F49169D26E6F