IntroductionGillian Hart is professor of the Graduate School in Geography and distinguished professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her books include Disabling Globalization: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Rethinking the South African Crisis: Nationalism, Populism, Hegemony.
Sifiso Khanyile’s Uprize! revisits South Africa’s Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion against racist language rules in schools and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. Khanyile has remarked, “I didn’t want to show black people running away from the police, fallen bodies on the ground. I wanted to show people fighting back, running towards the camera and the police.” For critic Hakeem Adam, he succeeds, revealing the “ingenuity, creativity and unapologetic resistance” of the African youth movement.
Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom
Lebert Bethune, Jamaica, United States, 1967
Made shortly before the assassination of Malcolm X, this film showcases the revolutionary in action during his tour of Europe and Africa.