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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 workers in sutis and ties

country of origin: South Africa

Birds fly around old quarry

country of origin: South Africa

1959: police emerge from vans to subdue demonstrators

country of origin: South Africa

Dramatised story of black ambulance for white victim

country of origin: South Africa

Steam train enters station

country of origin: South Africa

Crocodile, hippos, lion kills and eats zebra

country of origin: South Africa

Township housing

country of origin: South Africa

Poverty in the location

country of origin: South Africa

Black teacher teaches black kids how to use soap and towel

country of origin: South Africa

Playing cricket

country of origin: South Africa

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