You have struck a rock

United States, 1981

Film
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‘You have touched a woman, you have struck a rock!’ was the cry in 1956 when 20,000 women occupied Union Buildings, the seat of the all-white South African government, to protest against the issuing of passes to black women. The film recreates this anti-apartheid womens’ campaign using a collage of rare photographs, newsreel footage and recent interviews with women involved.

Credits

production company

United Nations

producer

Deborah May

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015449

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Blacks - South Africa

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South Africa - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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