In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema & Apartheid (1994)

Sub-Genres - Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |  
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This documentary provides an in-depth exploration of the effects apartheid had upon the cinema and vice versa. The film was created by American filmmaker Daniel Riesenfeld and noted Canadian documentarian Peter Davis. It is designed for television and is divided into two parts. They utilize archival film, discussion, and clips from feature films to point out that apartheid did affect the way movies were made. Examples include the films Cry Freedom, The Gods Must Be Crazy, and Come Back Africa. Also included are rare clips from an all-black South African movie, African Jim, produced in 1949.

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Apartheid, cinema, filmmaker