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Say Brother; South Africa; Western Nations failure to censure South Africa

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11/04/1977

In this clip host Steve Curwood delivers a commentary on the repeated failure of Western countries such as the United States, Great Britain and France to take action against South Africa in the United Nations. Overall the program features close to an hour of the British film Last Grave at Dimbaza, as released by Morena Films. The film, which was shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, details the impoverished living conditions of Black South Africans and the oppressive policy of Apartheid. Program closes with the commentary of host Steve Curwood on the unwillingness of western nations to recognize human rights violations in South Africa.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
South Africa
Program Number

807

Title

Western Nations failure to censure 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 features close to an hour of the British film Last Grave at Dimbaza, as released by Morena Films. The film, which was shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, details the impoverished living conditions of Black South Africans and the oppressive policy of Apartheid. Program closes with the commentary of host Steve Curwood on the unwillingness of western nations to recognize human rights violations in South Africa.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
United Nations
Last Grave at Dimbaza (Motion picture)
Civil rights
Apartheid--South Africa
United States--Relations--South Africa
Segregation
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Contributors
Curwood, Steve (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa; Western Nations failure to censure South Africa,” 11/04/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E112EAEA0174E24A320922022830DCA.
MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa; Western Nations failure to censure South Africa.” 11/04/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E112EAEA0174E24A320922022830DCA>.
APA: Say Brother; South Africa; Western Nations failure to censure South Africa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E112EAEA0174E24A320922022830DCA
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