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The Ribbon
A Film by Harriet Gavshon
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The "Peace Ribbon" is a creation of South African mothers, black and white, to protest the inequities that plagued their country. Originally banded against the conscription of their sons into the South African army, these women sewed, drew, or painted their visions into the Ribbon, which at filming was 500 meters and growing.

Supported by South African organizations including the End Conscription Campaign and the Black Sash, the Ribbon was displayed wherever women gathered in defiance of South Africa's brutal internal policies, making known their willingness to fight for justice in their country. THE RIBBON follows the journey of the Peace Ribbon over eight months, offering perspectives that were rarely seen during the apartheid years - those of South Africa's women.

"An intimate view of how government terror is raising the consciousness of South African whites."—Landers Film Reviews

Finalist, 1988 American Film and Video Film Festival

50 minutes / color
Copyright: 1987
Sale: $298

Subject areas:
Africa, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, South Africa, Women's Studies

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Last Grave at Dimbaza: Shot secretly and smuggled out of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era, this was the most widely screened and influential anti-apartheid documentary. Now restored and on DVD for the first time.

The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: Kidnapped from South Africa in 1810 and "exhibited" around Great Britain, Sara Baartman was treated as a scientific curiosity.

Story of a Beautiful Country: A South African filmmaker travels in a mini-van taxi across his country with a hand-held camera. Topics range over controversial issues such as land, race, language, democracy, identity, and violence.

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