South Africa Belongs to Us

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South Africa Belongs to Us
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1980
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57 min
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"A film portraying the daily struggles in the lives of black women in South Africa. With observational portraits of five ordinary women, and with the insight of four women activists, the film depicts the battle of the black woman for human dignity in the face of apartheid: from the struggle for a roof over her head and food for her children, to black consciousness-raising and the total liberation of her people.

"Working covertly, the filmmakers were able to gain access for the first time to places like the huge segregated barracks built for so-called migrant workers, where women are condemned to spend their lives separated from their families. A woman on one of the barren "homelands" lives with her 13 children, forbidden to join her husband who has had to live alone in Johannesburg for 20 years."

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