Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West
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Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West
HAVE YOU HEARD FROM JOHANNESBURG -- Episode SynopsesROAD TO RESISTANCE 58 minutesAs the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, implementing a system of laws called apartheid to racially segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority in South Africa, led by the African National Congress (ANC), mounts a non-violent campaign of defiance, attracting the attention of activists in Britain, Sweden, and the United States - and sowing the seeds of an international movement. The world reacts with horror when… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Connie Field's documentary on apartheid and its defeat is a triumph of maximalist filmmaking."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"An extraordinary documentary achievement that must be seen by anyone who's interested in world politics, current affairs, and in the art and process of nonfiction filmmaking."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"A well-researched, vital, provocative and inspirational documentary that's equally informative, captivating and moving."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"The value of Field's film is in how it shows the snowball effect of persistent protest: Hate eventually buckled, though the melancholy of the movie's final passages suggests there's much more injustice to bring to light."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"How sports boycotts around the world helped bring about the collapse of apartheid.."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"This seven-part documentary about the decades-long fight to dismantle the murderous apartheid government of South Africa does not bend to the Great Man theory of history."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"The documentary's rousing thesis is that American economic pressure can transform a nation halfway across the globe and do it in the name of liberty and equality."
‑ Tamara Straus, San Francisco Chronicle
"Rich detail on the decades of remarkable fortitude and proud persistence of grassroots participants in the global struggle for the fall of apartheid."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com