Witness to Apartheid (1986)


A documentary filmed in secret during the 1985 state of emergency in South Africa, exploring the problems of police violence and repression in South African townships via the testimonies of the victims and witnesses of these occurences, with particular focus on the effects of apartheid on children. The program also shows interviews with white South Africans and their own conflicting opinions of the situation. Included is an interview with Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Director: Kevin Harris & Sharon I. Sopher.

1986 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo for Best Documentary.
1987 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Features.


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this film.

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