South Africa belongs to us

Germany, 1980

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A film about black women in South Africa filmed secretly with the help of two black women journalists. Through interviews with five typical women, and comments from four women activists, including Winnie Mandela, the film clearly shows the devastating impact of apartheid on black women and their families. Narration by Peggy Phango.

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Credits

producer/director

Chris Austin

production company

Gerhard Schmidt Produktion

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Duration

00:57:12:00

Production places
Germany
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017531

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Africa

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Germany

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mandela, Winnie

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South Africa - Politics and government

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Africa

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women political activists

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Africa

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

History → Apartheid - South Africa

History → Mandela, Winnie

History → Women's rights

People → Mandela, Winnie

People → Women - Interviews

Short films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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