Have You Heard From Johannesburg

Film. Directed by Connie Field. 2007. 89 minutes.
Episode that covers the anti-apartheid movement in the U.S. to overturn apartheid in South Africa.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1945, 1961, 1975
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies

haveyouheard_johannesburgHave You Heard From Johannesburg: Stories from the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement is an Emmy Award-winning documentary series featuring seven episodes, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters.

Rethinking Schools wrote about Part 4: From Selma to Soweto:

Have you heard from Johannesburg? tells the inspirational story of the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. Too many of us seem to have forgotten the African American-led grassroots movement that transformed U.S. foreign policy, and contributed to comprehensive sanctions against the apartheid regime. This is a film that trumpets the message: People make history. Although the film starts slowly and begins with a PBS-like talking-head feel, when it launches into the story of the Free South Africa Movement, it offers viewers a stirring lesson in the power of social justice activism.

Written by Ken Chowder, Jon Else, Connie Field, Gregory Scharpen, Jim DeVinney, and Sharon Wood.

Produced by Clarity Films.

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