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Thokosa Video Dialogue

Synopsis
Part of a series exploring ways of resolving conflicts across Africa. This film shows a six months of a project in South Africa’s Thokosa township, still one of the most violence-ridden areas of the country, in which video cameras are given to two commanders, one from the ANC-aligned Self-Defense Unit, the other from the Inkatha-connected Self-Protection Unit. Once mortal enemies, these two men take on the shared task of making a video about the killings that have wracked their communities.
Series
Africa: Search for Common Ground
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government
Keywords
South Africa

Production Company

Name

Cape Town

Address
South Africa
Name

Common Ground Productions

Email
cpt@sfcg.org
Phone
001 202 265 4300
Fax
001 202 232 6718
Address
1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20009
USA

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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