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Ingestion_path African National Congress Digital Archive/International Institute of Social History/Footage
Length 0:53:35
Model Release MR-NON
Description Mazimbu : behind the lines of a liberation movement / dir. by Toni Strasburg. - UK, London : Scope Films Ltd., 1986. - Video : VHS; 52 min. Summary: Since the Soweto uprising of 1976 hudreds of youth have fled political violence, crossing into neighbouring states to join the ANC. In 1977 the ANC set up the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (Somafco) at Mazimbu in Tanzania on land given by the Tanzanian government. Today it is a small town run by the ANC, housing 2000 South African exiles. There are several schools, a hospital, a farm and various light industry which provide vocational training. The film looks at the politics behind Mazimbu and nearby Dakawa, where the ANC is establishing facilities for a further 5000 exiles from apartheid.Students, recently from South Africa, relate their experiences and discuss the difficulties of adjusting to the life there and their plans for the future. Remarks: Picture quality: good enough. Source: International Institute of Social History
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Pixel Size 170 x 139
Royalty Free no
Creation_date 2016-08-26T21:37:01
Keywords South Africa, Tanzania, ANC, educational projects, youth, anit-apartheid resistance, political refugees
Collections Footage
Browse_path African National Congress Digital Archive/International Institute of Social History/Footage
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Media Type MP4 video
Original_filename v8-081.mp4
Country United Kingdom
Imported 1474308674
City London
Populated 1
Media Id 1072_4
Orientation landscape
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