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Mogotlane, Thomas

Works: 6 works in 44 publications in 5 languages and 489 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 )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-apartheid drama that looks at life in Johannesburg through the eyes of a black petty criminal
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

Mapantsula( )

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

[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
In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

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

Almost from the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have looked at the continent of Africa with a mixture of fear and fascination, prejudice and contempt. South Africa, with its fabulous mineral wealth, exotic locations, and white settlers, attracted scores of movie makers. Now, when the era of white rule has ended, In darkest Hollywood asks: What was the role of cinema during the 45 year reign of apartheid? Through a mosaic of feature, documentary, and propaganda films, with commentary by writers, directors, and actors, some of whom supported apartheid, and others who fought to destroy it, In darkest Hollywood turns the lens towards the filmmakers and the society they so often misunderstood and misrepresented. This two-part series examines the role of cinema in both supporting and attacking apartheid. It questions Hollywood's commitment to racial stereo types and reluctance to depict black heroes. Among those appearing are: Lewis Nkosi, Zakes Mokae, Sir Richard Attenborough, Lonel Rogosin, Thomas Mogotlane, Andre Brink, Euzhan Palcy. First Prize, Big Muddy Film FestivalGold Plaque Award, Chicago International Film Festival; London Film Festival; Berlin Film Festival; Amsterdam Film Festival. Directed by: Peter Davis Daniel Riesenfeld
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.38 for Mapantsula ... to 0.98 for [Political ...)