Story of a Beautiful Country (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - Canada, South Africa  |  
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A young black filmmaker sets out in search of the new South Africa, capturing the scenic beauty of a troubled land on camera as he journeys through nine provinces in a mini-bus taxi. But this is no ordinary taxi; it also serves as a forum for concerned citizens to discuss the state of their nation. Khalo Matabane is one such concerned citizen. After South Africa broke away from apartheid in 1994, citizens remained optimistic that they could build a better future for the generations to follow. But overcoming hundreds of years of racial tensions doesn't come easy. Still, South Africans take great pride in their nation, and as they discuss such controversial issues as race, language, land, globalization, identity, democracy, and violence, it's readily apparent that they're willing to make the sacrifices necessary to build a brighter future.

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Apartheid, discrimination, globalization, identity, language, race-relations, South-Africa