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Ordinary People
The Lawyer, The Farmer and The Clerk
Directed by Clifford Bestall
Produced by Harriet Gavshon
A Mail & Guardian Production
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June 25, 1993. ORDINARY PEOPLE, on hand to cover constitutional negotiations, captured footage broadcast around the world of a tank smashing through the glass wall of Johannesburg's World Trade Center, as right wing extremists occupied the negotiating chamber.

This program chronicles this historic day through the eyes of three characters: Rashni, a clerk who was trapped inside the building when the protesters simply walked past the passive police; Leon, a right wing extremist who took part in the takeover; and Patrick, a member of a dispossessed black African community who had come to picket against the loss of his people's land during apartheid.


26 minutes / color
Release: 1994
Copyright: 1993
Sale: $195

Subject areas:
Africa, South Africa

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Part of the THE ORDINARY PEOPLE series.

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