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  1. Independent Lens's Have You Heard From Johannesburg Wins Primetime Emmy

    September 16, 2012

    The acclaimed Independent Lens documentary Have You Heard From Johannesburg has been awarded the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.Have You Heard From Johannesburg is an epic five-part documentary series, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the unprecedented international

  2. Have You Heard From Johannesburg Nominated for Primetime Emmy

    July 19, 2012

    In January of this year, ITVS brought the epic five-part documentary series Have You Heard From Johannesburg by Connie Field to Independent Lens. This morning we learned that the series has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking!             Watch A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement on PBS. See

  3. Lois Vossen Introduces Have You Heard from Johannesburg

    January 17, 2012

    The five-part series by filmmaker Connie Field chronicles the anti-apartheid movement and premiered on Independent Lens last week. Founding Series Producer Lois Vossen discusses the film and why she included the landmark documentary in this season's lineup. Episodes three and four of the season will air on Thursday, January 19.

  4. Behind the Rainbow Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    February 23, 2010

    "TV Best Bet: Four years in the making, filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri’s Behind the Rainbow chronicles the turbulent story of how the African National Congress transformed from a liberation organization into South Africa’s ruling party. Among the key players: Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, former close-knit colleagues who now are bitter rivals in a power