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South African Broadcasting Corporation

Works: 1,169 works in 1,529 publications in 6 languages and 6,879 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  History  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Music  Film adaptations  Biography  War films  Internet videos 
Roles: prn, Producer, Editor, Performer, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 305.800968
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Most widely held works about South African Broadcasting Corporation
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Most widely held works by South African Broadcasting Corporation
Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary demonstrates that Timbuktu was a leading cultural, economic, scientific and religious center that made a significant and lasting impact on Africa and the entire world. Featuring commentary by African sholars, and rich reenactments, the film documents that Africa had vibrant scholarly institutions and written cultures long before European intervention. It establishes the importance of preserving ancient manuscripts as an exciting and empowering legacy for Africana scholarship today
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus"( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
The riches of the elephants - Zimbabwe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Campfire project is a highly successful program for both wildlife conservation and social development. The local community is allowed to sell safaris or hunting rights on public land reserves. The profit is used for development projects such as fences, schools, and individual households
Viva Nelson Mandela : a hero for all seasons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go behind the headlines and away from the public eye for a look at the man himself as a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant, a respected mentor, and a man who has touched and transformed countless lives. A life of struggle, humanity, destiny and greatness is recalled and celebrated by those who knew him best and who worked with him in the quest to break the chains of oppression
The long tears : an Ndebele story by David Forbes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film that explores the art, culture, traditions and history of the Ndebele people of South Africa. Focuses on the initiation rites for both males and females and the Ndebele women's unique but disappearing art of decorative wall painting
Prime evil( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary by Jacques Pauw is the story of South Africa's most notorious Apartheid assassin
A Walk in the Night( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts a single terrible night in South Africa when the fragile world of Mikey Adonis, a young coloured steel worker, disintegrates; illustrates how a decent man can be driven to an act of brutality by a racist society which humiliates him at every turn
Prime time South Africa : a selection of post-Apartheid television programs( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of six segments from South African Broadcasting Corporation television programming. The segments were chosen to demonstrate the variety of ways the media is portraying South Africa's new, post-apartheid society
Land of thirst( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance between the son of an African chief and an English woman stirs racial outrage in 1913 South Africa at the height of racist colonial rule
Some South African monuments by Denis Hatfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Mahatma( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma
Mandela : the living legend by David Dimbleby( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the powerful story of Nelson Mandela, prior to his arrest for treason and the beginning of his life sentence in a South African jail
Rhodes by Antony Thomas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series charts the life of Cecil Rhodes who was a British 19th century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the western world and founded the nation of Rhodesia (now renamed Zimbabwe). Rhodes travelled to South Africa as a young man for the benefit of his health. He soon on began making a profit from mining the Kimberley diamond mines and formed his own company, De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1888. By 1890 he was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and later in life founded the revered Rhodes Scholarship which enables foreign nationals to study at Oxford."--Container
The virus that has no cure - Zambia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwide there are over 17 million people infected with the AIDS virus and an estimated ten million live in Africa. The problem is placing a serious strain on the Zambian health system. The film explores ways in which the community is uniting to fight back, caring for sufferers and educating about prevention
A harsh harvest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1998 Ethiopia has spent billions on high-tech weapons. Meanwhile, eight million of its people face starvation. Internal opposition is growing and many agree with Professor Mesfin Mariam: "For a poor country like Ethiopia, the poorest country in the world, why should we spend so much money on arms?" In 1993 Eritrea became independent after centuries as part of Ethiopia. For five years the countries were close allies. But in May 1998, the Eritrean army invaded Ethiopia and occupied the Badme plain. "Nobody thought that war could come from Eritrea. Maybe from other neighboring countries, but not from Eritrea. I mean look, we are brothers", says Dr Brooke Hailu, a prominent political scientist. A strong report on a seemingly senseless war
Eritrea : the never ending war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of the proud yet small country of Eritrea talk to us about how war with their once-comrade neighbor Ethiopia has shaped an entire generation
Our art( Book )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody cartoons : freedom of expression and the clash of cultures by Karsten Kjær( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, a handful of Danish cartoons sparked a worldwide debate over freedom of expression-and the freedom to express religious outrage. Was a violent Islamic backlash against caricatures of the prophet Mohammed justified? Can democracy and fundamentalism coexist in the global community? This program travels to Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, and Turkey, as well as to France and Denmark, in search of answers. Viewers will encounter a wide array of perspectives from influential figures-such as Raed Hlayhel, the Danish Imam who moved to Lebanon to spearhead protests; Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, the al-Jazeera Islamic televangelist who called for a "day of anger" against the cartoons; and leading staff members of newspapers that published them. (54 minutes)
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Viva Nelson Mandela : a hero for all seasons
Alternative Names
Broadcasting Corporation Johannesburg

Radio South Africa

Radio Suid-Afrika


S.A.B.C. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)


S.A.U.K. (South African Broadcasting Corporation)


SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)


SAUK (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

South Africa Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation jihoafrická televizní a rozhlasová společnost

South African Broadcasting Corporation radio televisione pubblica sudafricana

South African Broadcasting Corporation sørafrikansk allmennkringkaster

Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie

Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie Johannesburg

Suid-Afrikaanse uitssaaikorporasie


Uitsaaikorporasie Johannesburg