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Man Alive: Phela Ndaba: The End of the Dialogue


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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives

Smuggled out of South Africa, 'The End of the Dialogue' is a powerful documentary shot by five black members of the Pan Africanist Congress. They, and the people taking part, risked their lives and liberty, for under South African laws they could have been arrested and charged under the 'Sabotage' or 'Terrorism' Acts.
Commentators and businessmen go to South Africa, return and tell us about apartheid, but rarely are we told how it feels to be black in South Africa. We all know about apartheid: 19 per cent white population ruling 81 per cent black. Cold statistics like: South Africa is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the total number of executions in the world; and South Africa's daily prison population 1968/69-whites 3,000, Africans and others 78,000. Cold statistics - until you see this film.


Produced by: Morena Films
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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