The other man : F.W. de Klerk and the end of apartheid /
produced by Baraka Productions in association with Naashon Zalk Media and Downtown Community Television ; a film produced and directed by Nicolas Rossier ; producers Naashon Zalk and Tami Woronoff.
New York : First Run Features, [2015]
1 videodisc (75 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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New York : First Run Features, [2015]
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FRF 916677D
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Editor, Cameron Clendaniel ; director of photography, Naashon Zalk ; music, Sebastian Kauderer.
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"In the shadow of Mandela"--Container.
DVD extras: 20 Years After Apartheid; The Quantum Leap Speech; Vox Populi.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2014.
F.W. De Klerk, Thabo Mbeki, Michael Lapsley, Mathews Phosa, Richard Goldstone.
"It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president -- with de Klerk as his Vice President. But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, he was a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and helped lead the policy of 'Total Onslaught, Total Strategy' against ANC activists. And his own term as president was marred by violence, often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation? Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk himself, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka (of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others, filmmaker Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure"--Container.
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In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
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