Sharpeville Spirit


Documentary about apartheid and the Sharpeville massacre.


An anti-apartheid documentary about resistance, organisation and culture in the Sharpeville township on the 25th anniversary of the 1960 massacre, and under a newly declared state of emergency. Made with the close co-operation of a group of young comrades, the film explores the grassroots resistance culture of songs, poems and popular theatre in the African storytelling tradition.
Made in 1986 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.

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