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Mogotlane, Thomas

Works: 6 works in 42 publications in 5 languages and 487 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Internet videos 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Thomas Mogotlane
Most widely held works by Thomas Mogotlane
Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panic is a petty crook who lives in Soweto. He is not interested in politics but one day he is arrested and imprisoned with anti-apartheid activists. He is transformed into a man willing to become involved in social change
Mapantsula : the book by Oliver Schmitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Turns the lens on filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters, authors and actors who expound upon films they have been instrumental in producing which explored the conditions of black South Africans
[Political cinema : realism and myth]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two films with differing strategies for dealing with political issues in feature film format 'without preaching' as the scriptwriter of Mapantsula (1988), Thomas Mogotlane puts it. He sees the film as 'a slice of life - a few weeks in the life of an irresponsible black man (a petty gangster) who becomes caught up in a political drama by accident'. Mapantsula deals with the everyday black experience of apartheid. Matewan (1987) in dealing with the exploitation of labour in West Virginian mines, is set relatively safely in the past (the twenties) and draws upon the mythos of the Western but maintains a focus on the political issue of the need for collective action against exploitation
Mapantsula( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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