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  • A five-part series chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement.

    A five-part series chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement.

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  • Part 1: Road to Resistance

    Part 1: Road to Resistance

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  • Part 2: The New Generation

    Part 2: The New Generation

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  • Part 3: From Selma to Soweto

    Part 3: From Selma to Soweto

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  • Part 4: The Bottom Line

    Part 4: The Bottom Line

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  • Part 5: Free At Last

    Part 5: Free At Last

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  • Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo reunion in Sweden, 1990

    Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo reunion in Sweden, 1990

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  • Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, 1962

    Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, 1962

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  • Conny Braam addressing an anti-apartheid rally

    Conny Braam addressing an anti-apartheid rally

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  • Oliver Tambo with Bishop Trevor Huddleston, London, 1960

    Oliver Tambo with Bishop Trevor Huddleston, London, 1960

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  • Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1988

    Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1988

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  • Boycott South Africa demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, 1985

    Boycott South Africa demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, 1985

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  • Members of U.M.W.A. labor union demonstrating against apartheid outside South African embassy, 1985

    Members of U.M.W.A. labor union demonstrating against apartheid outside South African embassy, 1985

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  • Anti-apartheid demonstrators protest Barclays Bank's involvement in South Africa. United Kingdom, 1980's

    Anti-apartheid demonstrators protest Barclays Bank's involvement in South Africa. United Kingdom, 1980's

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  • Demonstration against South Africa and Rhodesia, Luleå, Sweden, 1977

    Demonstration against South Africa and Rhodesia, Luleå, Sweden, 1977

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The Film

This 5-part series, airing over three weeks, chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not.

The Road to Resistance Just as the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, instituting a system of racist and oppressive laws against non-whites, and imprisoning opposition leaders including Nelson Mandela.

The New Generation When South Africa's ruling whites brutally suppress a youth uprising in Soweto and murder resistance leader Steven Biko, young people in the West join a growing international movement to sanction and isolate South Africa.

From Selma to Soweto Only a decade removed from the height of its own civil rights movement, the United States becomes a key battleground as African Americans lead a grassroots movement to force the United States to reverse its policies toward South Africa.

The Bottom Line The most effective tactic in globalizing the fight against apartheid was the grassroots boycott and divestment campaign that targeted Western corporations doing business with the South African regime.

Free at Last The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles under pressure from a united popular uprising inside its borders, and crushing international pressure to reform. Nelson Mandela is freed from prison and in 1990 is elected president of a democratic South Africa.

The Filmmaker

  1. Connie FieldProducer/Director