Black and white in South Africa

Canada, 1957

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Episode number 1 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
South Africa, one of the largest members of the Commonwealth, a country with full self-government, has an acute race problem that causes dissension not only within its borders but within the Commonwealth and beyond. We see a country of fourteen million people where only one out of five is white. Edgar McInnis gives a dispassionate appraisal of the motivations behind the policy of apartheid and of whether the practice of segregation provides a satisfactory solution. This documentary provides a comprehensive overview of the history of South African colonisation, the apartheid system and the country’s political developments using re-enactments, drawings, interviews and historic footage. Narrated by Edgar McInnis.

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co-producer

Ronald Dick

Nicholas Balla

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:20:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1957

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The Commonwealth of Nations

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The Commonwealth of Nations

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