Troopship Tragedy: The Sinking Of The SS Mendi
coming of age: the anc's hundred year of struggle
As it nears 100 this film gauges the African National Congress (ANC) values, ideals and aspirations as it moved painfully towards negotiation and ultimately, liberation.
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Factuals: Biography and History Unit
Episode InformationThe African National Congresss is the grand old man of liberation politics on the African Continent. As it marks its centenary, the party of Nelson Mandela stops to consider its epic past, which directed South Africa's political evolution over the last centurey. From its founding in 1912 by African intellectuals, through the dark days of apartheid to the almost miraculous transition to democracy in the early 1990s, the ANC had been a centre stage in the fight for human rights in South Africa. By talking to liberation leaders who lived through the dramatic episodes of the political party's development, this film gauges the party's values, ideals and aspirations as it moved painfully towards negotiation and ultimately, liberation.