Re: Six Days in Soweto

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:03:30 -0700 (PDT)

Marlene: You should be able to borrow this title on interlibrary loan;
check OCLC WorldCat. Lots of libraries own it, for example, Wellesley.

One good alternative title would be _Soweto: Apartheid in Action_ (1988)
distributed by Films for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Here's the
summary from our catalog:

In 1976 the introduction of a law making it compulsory to teach
Afrikaans, the main dialect of the ruling white minority of South Africa,
led to widespread protest among Black South Africans. This video places
the protests in the context of the South African government's policy of
apartheid. Includes interviews with Black protesters and news footage of
white government officials.

The title on the box is _Soweto: Class of '76_. Sounds similar to the
title you're trying to find. -- Kris

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000 wrote:

> A faculty member is looking for this film produced in 1977 and
> distributed by California Newsreel about the Soweto student strike
> of 1976. Newsreel no longer distributes it. Is anyone aware of a
> copy available for loan or rental? Or perhaps a substitute?
> Thanks in advance and for all the good, collective info.
> Marlene Znoy
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Marlene Znoy
> Nonprint Resources Center
> Smith College
> Northampton, MA 01063
> Phone: 413/585-2954
> FAX: 413/585-7579
> email:

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