The new South Africa [electronic resource] : a personal journey / produced by Tug Yourgrau and Joel Olicker.
- Other records:
- Other Title:
- Academic Video Online.
- New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1996.
1 online resource (55 min.).
- South Africa -- Race relations.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1961-1994.
- Documentary films.
- This edition in English.
- The white expatriate playwright Tug Yourgrau (The Song of Jacob Zulu) returns to South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela to learn about the changes there. He finds a people exhilarated to have been spared a horrifying civil war but still grappling with how to bring about reconciliation. Everywhere he looks he sees that the enormous gulf between white and black still exists, not just in standards of living, but also in their understanding of one another. Yet there are also signs of change. His old school which was totally white, now has a mixed student body and teaches Zulu in addition to Afrikaans. He rejoices in the new diversity in the press, which reflect voices ranging from the hard Right nostalgic for apartheid to the revolutionary Left impatient for change.It is not easy to overcome so many years of inequity. Crime, pollution and shanty towns are still in evidence. But here and there real progress is in evidence. Ndaba Ntsele, who once would have been a manual laborer, now owns a successful construction company and drives a BMW sedan. Here is a fascinating, first hand report on a country undergoing immense social change as the whole world watches.
- Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Bronze Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1996
- Olicker, Joel.
Alexander Street Press.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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