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Changing World; South African Essay: The Fruit Of Fear

16mm film transfer reel 1/2 Approximate date: 1965

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Changing World
South African Essay: The Fruit Of Fear
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Series release date: 1965

Program Description

In this first of two documentary programs produced by Channel 2’s Henry Morgenthau, we see the African majority stripped of their rights and dignity, and excluded from a full share of their country’s golden prosperity. Also shown are differing elements of the White community: the powerless liberal; the businessman who views integration as essential to continued economic growth; and the dedicated Afrikaner who sits firmly at the controls.

Program probed the political and social situation in South Africa. (Filmed in secrecy, had to be smuggled out of South Africa. Specially trained African photographer mailed exposed film to US as "zulu beads.")

See June 1965 Program Guide for story.



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Broadcast program

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Morgenthau III, Henry (Producer)
Chicago: “Changing World; South African Essay: The Fruit Of Fear,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70ED41087FA74BB18590E8C0D9E21170.
MLA: “Changing World; South African Essay: The Fruit Of Fear.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70ED41087FA74BB18590E8C0D9E21170>.
APA: Changing World; South African Essay: The Fruit Of Fear. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70ED41087FA74BB18590E8C0D9E21170
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