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Contemporary Films was at the forefront of producing and distributing documentaries and feature films, bringing to the attention of the British public the horrors of the political system of apartheid in South Africa.

Our first production directed by John Krish, Let My People Go, was originally banned at the instigation of South Africa House, after British television had agreed to screen it. Over the years that followed, we have represented the work of many South African filmmakers including Betty Wolpert (Tsiamelo and Awake from Mourning), Debbie May (You have Struck a Rock), Ken Law (Penny Whistle Boys), as well as British filmmakers including Simon Louvich/Antonio Caccia (End of the Dialogue and Last Grave at Dimbaza).

 

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White dignitaries

country of origin: South Africa

Black/white signs in south africa

country of origin: South Africa

Africans dance in township

country of origin: South Africa

Scenes at Crossroads squatter camp: women interviewed about life there

country of origin: South Africa

Black kids

country of origin: South Africa

Pass buring

country of origin: South Africa

'Europeans Only' signs

country of origin: South Africa

Long outdoor queue of workers

country of origin: South Africa

Black kids look at map of South Africa

country of origin: South Africa

Kids in Soweto streets

country of origin: South Africa

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