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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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A lone voice sings (voice-over)

country of origin: United Kingdom

A white schoolroom/a black schoolroom

country of origin: South Africa

Woman carries sticks on head

country of origin: South Africa

Montage

country of origin: South Africa

Rural poverty

country of origin: South Africa

Helen Joseph

country of origin: South Africa

Whites on streets

country of origin: South Africa

Man describes tear-gas attack

country of origin: South Africa

White workers in sutis and ties

country of origin: South Africa

Birds fly around old quarry

country of origin: South Africa

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