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south africa apartheid black and white


Release Date: October 04, 1962

Year    :   1962
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Genres    :   Drama
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Director    :   Henning Carlsen
Producers    :   Bent Christensen, Henning Carlsen
Writers    :   Henning Carlsen, Nadine Gordimer, Gideon Nxomalo, Max Roach
RunTime    :   89 mins.

The story begins when Toby (Ivan Jackson), a young English businessman, arrives in South Africa to take charge of a publishing firm. He knows little about apartheid and so at first sees no contradiction in developing a relationship with an elite, upper-class white woman and with a woman dedicated to fighting apartheid. But as Toby makes friends with one of the black South Africans (Zaku Mokae), and as he registers both the subtle and more obvious, deep-seated racial prejudices of the minority white population, some of the truth of the oppression here begins to dawn. That is brought to a head when tragedy strikes.

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