Topics: War / Violent Conflict, ;;Political Institutions / Systems
A definitive account of the Soweto Uprising told through first hand testimonies and compelling archival footage, this documentary shows how a student demonstration against compulsory Afrikaans in the classroom quickly turned to bloodshed when police turned their fire on the children, shooting dead between 20 and 200.
The Soweto Uprising has become a metaphor for the fight against apartheid, but few actually know what happened that first day and understand the violence it launched in townships across South Africa. This film presents the details of the uprising from an exciting range of witnesses and participants. Soweto Uprising ;;explores the possibility that violence is a necessary catalyst to political change.
To learn more, read the BBC article, "South Africa Marking Soweto Uprising."