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Come back, Africa [videorecording] / written by Lionel Rogosin with Lewis Nkosi, William Modisane ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin.

Publication:
Vancouver, B.C. : Villon Films, [between 1990 and 1999]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (81 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Series:
Best of times, the worst of times
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Subjects:
Blacks -- South Africa -- Drama.
Motion pictures, South African -- Drama.
Apartheid -- South Africa -- Drama.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- Drama.
South Africa -- Race relations -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Language:
In English, Zulu or other African languages. This print does not have subtitles for non-English dialogue.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
American filmmaker Lionel Rogosin teams up with African writers in South Africa to secretly produce an anti-apartheid docudrama. The story centers around Zachariah, an African migrant who comes to Johannesburg in search of work. As a black worker without a permit, Zachariah is subject to arbitrary dismissal and sudden arrest by the white authorities, as well as the violence of the black township. The film explores life in and around the township of Sophiatown, including scenes in a bar or "shebeen".
Participant:
Zachariah Mgabi, Vinah Bendile, Can Themba, Lewis Nkosi, Bloke Modisane, Miriam Makeba.
Credits:
Photography, Ernst Artaria, Emil Knebel; edited by Karl Lerner.
Notes:
Videocassette release of the motion picture produced in 1959.
"Villon Films presents: South African cinema from the 'Fifties"-- Container.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Rogosin, Lionel, 1924-2000. , Producer, , Director
Nkosi, Lewis. , Screenwriter
Modisane, Bloke, 1923-1986 , Screenwriter
Villon Films. , Distributor
Rosengarten Family Fund.
OCLC:
43568754