Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West
Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West (2010)

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… More

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Release Date: April 14, 2010
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Connie Field's documentary on apartheid and its defeat is a triumph of maximalist filmmaking.

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Jennifer Merin

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A well-researched, vital, provocative and inspirational documentary that's equally informative, captivating and moving.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

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.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

How sports boycotts around the world helped bring about the collapse of apartheid..

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

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.

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Tamara Straus
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Rich detail on the decades of remarkable fortitude and proud persistence of grassroots participants in the global struggle for the fall of apartheid.

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