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Say Brother; Response from South Africa, A; Joe Manong discusses his flight from South Africa

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10/22/1976

In this clip South African filmmaker Joe (Johannes) Manong discusses his new film "The Last Jesus" and responds to Barrow's questions regarding how he escaped from South Africa. Overall in the program, 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. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Response from South Africa, A
Program Number

702

Title

Joe Manong discusses his flight from 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

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.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
South Africa--In motion pictures
Manong, Johannes
Civil rights
Come back, Africa (Motion picture)
Last Jesus, The (Motion picture)
Blacks in the motion picture industry
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Wareham, Skip (Stage Manager)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Tsiang, Kaisan (Assistant Cameraman)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Berg, Patricia (Assistant Cameraman)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Portilla, Alfred (Assistant Cameraman)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Response from South Africa, A; Joe Manong discusses his flight from South Africa,” 10/22/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_481CA71287EE4B92A7089C00597F8AA5.
MLA: “Say Brother; Response from South Africa, A; Joe Manong discusses his flight from South Africa.” 10/22/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_481CA71287EE4B92A7089C00597F8AA5>.
APA: Say Brother; Response from South Africa, A; Joe Manong discusses his flight from South Africa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_481CA71287EE4B92A7089C00597F8AA5
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