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Apartheid's People Series

by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Video

The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour examines what life is like for people living with apartheid in 1985, and follow-up reports from nine years later.

Segment #1: A profile of a black township called Kwa Thema. It's near the all-white town of Springs, an hour and a half from Johannesburg. More than 30 people have died in Kwa Thema in the last two months in clashes. (September 30, 1985) (TRT: 23:50)

Segment #2: In this segment we meet a man who lives in two worlds. By day Mtutuzela Matshoba is an executive in the white business world, at night confined by law to his all-black township. (October 1, 1985) (TRT: 23:09)

Segment #3: The subject in this segment is a white man Janni La Roux, a farmer who lives near Cape Town and who defends the system. (October 2, 1985) (TRT: 14:44)

Segment #4: Mtutuzela Matshoba 9 years later. It's the story of a black man who voted yesterday for the first time in his life. Charlayne Hunter-Gault first met him when she was there in 1985. (April...


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Publisher: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Streaming video

  • Release date: April 4, 2014
  • Duration: 01:30:12
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Documentary

    Languages

    English

    The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour examines what life is like for people living with apartheid in 1985, and follow-up reports from nine years later.

    Segment #1: A profile of a black township called Kwa Thema. It's near the all-white town of Springs, an hour and a half from Johannesburg. More than 30 people have died in Kwa Thema in the last two months in clashes. (September 30, 1985) (TRT: 23:50)

    Segment #2: In this segment we meet a man who lives in two worlds. By day Mtutuzela Matshoba is an executive in the white business world, at night confined by law to his all-black township. (October 1, 1985) (TRT: 23:09)

    Segment #3: The subject in this segment is a white man Janni La Roux, a farmer who lives near Cape Town and who defends the system. (October 2, 1985) (TRT: 14:44)

    Segment #4: Mtutuzela Matshoba 9 years later. It's the story of a black man who voted yesterday for the first time in his life. Charlayne Hunter-Gault first met him when she was there in 1985. (April...


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