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  • Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance (2010)
  • 65 min | Documentary
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance (2010)
65 min | Documentary

This first story in a seven part series covers almost twenty years of history. It is a story of escalating violence and repression, one nation on a collision course with the rest of the world. When the United Nations adopts the Universal ...See moreThis first story in a seven part series covers almost twenty years of history. It is a story of escalating violence and repression, one nation on a collision course with the rest of the world. When the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, South Africa marches in the opposite direction and begins to implement a series of laws segregating its people by race in every aspect of life, prompting the non-white majority led by the ANC to protest. The non-violent movement picks up supporters all over the world, starting first with a network of Gandhites in Britain, Sweden, and the United States. But Apartheid hardens in the face of this resistance. By the fateful year of 1964, Nelson Mandela is jailed for life, and the entire leadership is forced underground, imprisoned or killed. The movement is effectively shut down in South Africa as hundreds escape into exile. Written by Clarity Films See less
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Shadi Chauke
Narrator (voice) (as Mmaboshadi M. Chauke) Narrator (voice) (as Mmaboshadi M. Chauke)   See fewer
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F.W. de Klerk
Self - president of South Africa 1989-1994 (archive footage) Self - president of South Africa 1989-1994 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Nelson Mandela
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Desmond Tutu
Self (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu) Self (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu)   See fewer
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Pieter Willem Botha
Self - president of South Africa 1984-1989 (archive footage) Self - president of South Africa 1984-1989 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Pik Botha
Self - South African politician (archive footage) Self - South African politician (archive footage)   See fewer
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Harry S. Truman
Self - president of the United States (archive footage) Self - president of the United States (archive footage)   See fewer
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Govan Mbeki
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Les De Villiers
Self - South African minister for communications 1962-1978 Self - South African minister for communications 1962-1978   See fewer
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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
Self - prime minister of South Africa 1958-1966 (archive footage) (as Hendrik Verwoerd) Self - prime minister of South Africa 1958-1966 (archive footage) (as Hendrik Verwoerd)   See fewer
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Amina Cachalia
Self - South African Indian Congress Self - South African Indian Congress   See fewer
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Wentzel du Plessis
Self - South African minister for communications 1961-1963 (archive footage) Self - South African minister for communications 1961-1963 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jackie Haines
Self - journalist (archive footage) Self - journalist (archive footage)   See fewer
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Walter Sisulu
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Peter Molotsi
Self - Pan Africanist Congress of Azania Self - Pan Africanist Congress of Azania   See fewer
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Albertina Sisulu
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Billy Nair
Self - South African Indian Congress Self - South African Indian Congress   See fewer
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Rica Hodgson
Self - South African Communist Party Self - South African Communist Party   See fewer
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Mac Maharaj
Self - South African Communist Party Self - South African Communist Party   See fewer
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John Collins
Self - Defence & Aid Fund (archive footage) Self - Defence & Aid Fund (archive footage)   See fewer
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Diana Collins
Self - Defence & Aid Fund Self - Defence & Aid Fund   See fewer
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Albert Lutuli
Self - president of the African National Congress 1952-1967 (archive footage) Self - president of the African National Congress 1952-1967 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Barbara Castle
Self - Baroness Castle of Blackburn, British Labour Party politician Self - Baroness Castle of Blackburn, British Labour Party politician   See fewer
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Abdul Minty
Self - honorary secretary, British Anti-Apartheid Movement Self - honorary secretary, British Anti-Apartheid Movement   See fewer
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Karel Roskam
Self - Dutch anti-apartheid activist Self - Dutch anti-apartheid activist   See fewer
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Jacqueline Dérens
Self - French anti-apartheid activist Self - French anti-apartheid activist   See fewer
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David Kenvyn
Self - British Anti-Apartheid Movement Self - British Anti-Apartheid Movement   See fewer
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Jawaharlal Nehru
Self - prime minister of India (archive footage) Self - prime minister of India (archive footage)   See fewer
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Harold Macmillan
Self - British prime minister (archive footage) Self - British prime minister (archive footage)   See fewer
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Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy
Self - head of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid Self - head of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid   See fewer
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Quartus de Wet
Self - South African judge (voice) (archive footage) Self - South African judge (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
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U Thant
Self - secretary-general, the United Nations (archive footage) Self - secretary-general, the United Nations (archive footage)   See fewer
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Winnie Mandela
Self - African National Congress (archive footage) Self - African National Congress (archive footage)   See fewer
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Oliver Tambo
Self - African National Congress (archive footage) Self - African National Congress (archive footage)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 11 votes