Liberation Struggle Living Archive Collection

Documentary heritage submitted by South Africa and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2007.

Audiovisual material is a fundamental source of knowledge on the history of the last century of South Africa and portrays the major turning points of the struggle for liberation from the system of apartheid. Under the Apartheid regime in South Africa, due to the developed infrastructure of the country and a semblance of democratic process, the foreign media were able hold up a mirror for the world to witness what was happening within South Africa. Some local filmmakers were also able to document many nuances of the unfolding history of the country.

However, it is worth remembering that many of the local inhabitants, both black and white, never saw that footage and are still unaware of what really happened in the country of birth of their forefathers and themselves.

 

 

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