Clarity Films presents "Have You Heard From Johannesburg," a powerful seven-part documentary series by two-time Academy Award nominee Connie Field that shines light on the global citizens movements that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. It reveals how everyday people helped challenge and end one of the greatest injustices the world has ever known.
"From Selma To Soweto" focuses on one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States, which becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African-Americans lead the charge to change the government’s policy toward the apartheid regime. Strengthened through years of grassroots organizing during the civil rights movement, black leaders and their allies take on U.S. foreign policy on South Africa, directing campaigns in corporate boardrooms, universities, embassies, and finally in the U.S. Congress itself, where a stunning victory is won against the formidable opposition of President Ronald Reagan. African-Americans alter U.S. foreign policy for the first time in history, and the U.S. – once the backbone of support for apartheid South Africa as its ally in the Cold War – finally imposes sanctions on Pretoria. European sanctions follow, and with them, the political isolation of the apartheid regime.
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Available to watch via Vimeo on Demand at vod.clarityfilms.org
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