WorldCat Identities

Gavshon, Harriet

Overview
Works: 42 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 757 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director
Classifications: DT1058.K56, 305.488961092
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Harriet Gavshon
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 299 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
State of denial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achtergrondreportage. Er zitten vijf Britten in een gevangenis in Saudi-Arabië die op tv hebben bekend bommen geplaatst te hebben die aan westerlingen het leven hebben gekost. Maar volgens een zesde Brit werd hij gemarteld en zijn islamitische extremisten de werkelijke schuldigen. - (tv-gids)
Body and soul by Melody Emmett( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Africa millions of people are in desperate situations because of HIV and AIDS. This film looks at the attitudes of the three main religions (Christianity, Islam and African traditionalist) in South Africa through interviews with people who must interpret and practice religion in terms of the country's realities
The deadline( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed in the closing stages of the writing of South Africa's new constitution, The Deadline provides a unique and intimate look at the realpolitik of South Africa's negotiated settlement. Commissioned by the Constitutional Assembly to document this final stage in South Africa's transition, the film provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at one of the most historic and dramatic negotiated constitutional processes this century has seen"--Container
White City, black lives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five residents of White City, a neighborhood in Soweto, South Africa, are given small cameras in which to tell the story of their lives providing a view of black urban life in South Africa
Guilty( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment features men and women from different backgrounds who share their most personal thoughts about courtship and sexual behavior. The discuss the six stages of seduction: the moment you meet, the moment you connect, the moment you seduce, the moment you kiss, the moment you take your clothes off, and the moment before penetration. A caption asks us: at which moment do you decide to use a condom?
The tooth of the times( Visual )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the events surrounding the auction of the farm of Afrikaner Eddie Jacobs from the perspectives of Eddie and his family, his lifelong black worker Faan, and Rudy Nagel, the auctioneer
The moon in my pocket( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilton Mkwayi, a senior ANC guerrilla commander, was convicted of treason during the Rivonia Trial in 1966. For 20 years, he applied annually to the prison authorities for permission to marry his sweetheart, Irene Khumalo, but was denied permission each year."--Container
The peacemakers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at events in Vosloorus on Sharpeville Day, Mar. 21, 1993, through the actions of four people: Gertrude, an Inkatha peace monitor; Faith, her ANC counterpart; David, an organizer for the regional peace committee; and Clive, a policeman on duty that day. All work to keep violence between these conflicting factions at bay
Tobias's bodies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Phillip Tobias looks at human evolution and its relevance to human life in the 21st century
White girl in search of the party : the story of Pauline Podbrey and H.A. Naidoo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Pauline Podbrey fell in love with Communist Party and trade union hero, H.A. Naidoo. Told through the eyes of Pauline, now living in Cape Town, and with the testimony of their daughters and friends
Land affairs by Guy Spiller( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of rural South Africans, displaced during the apartheid years, want land--land which white farmers now own. An important look at still unresolved tensions facing rural South Africa
Ordinary people( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in Johannesburg's Ponte City, perhaps the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere, which is home to thousands of immigrants from all over Africa. A beauty contest and Pentecostal church services are among the events covered
Bubbles and me( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year was 1976. Bubbles, a model and part of the 'in crowd', was a black woman who was unafraid of apartheid and the times she lived in. Jannie was a white Afrikaans body builder who owned a gym in Johannesburg, and was a member of the Nationalist Party. Jannie fell madly in love with Bubbles - Bubbles fell in love with Jannie, 'in her own peculiar way'. BUBBLES AND ME tells the story of their fated relationship through the eyes of her daughter, Jackie Luthuli, and explores her journey of coming to terms with the mother she never knew. It is a story of love and danger, passion and apartheid."--Container
Hopeville( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa, Amos is a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son. When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a mean little community where apathy, fear and suspicion are the order of the day. When Amos decides to restore the public swimming pool so that his son can purse a swimming career, he is met with skepticism and resistance from the town's authorities and its inhabitants. Through patience, determination and above all courage, Amos' selfless acts ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and to do what they know is right. Slowly but surely, good ripples through Hopeville, transforming the town and its inhabitants for good
Stepping out( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denzel, a teenager from the "colored" township of Newclare, takes part in the Miss Gay Transvaal competition. The cameras are on Denzel, as well as his mother and a local gay rights activist who were both in attendance
iNumber number( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a smart and ambitious undercover cop ... decides it's his turn to cash in, he secretly joins a notorious heist gang. But when his loyalties are questioned, things take a much darker turn--while the suspense ratchets up relentlessly to an astonishing and bloody climax--Container
Make believe( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts two simultaneous ceremonies taking place in neighboring South African towns, one held for the African National Congress (ANC) and the other for the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB). The events are witnessed through the eyes of three children, one supporting the ANC, one the AWB and one taking neither side
Ordinary people( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 25, 1993, the white right wing Afrikaner Resistance Movement occupied the World Trade Centre in Johannesburg as another group representing a dispossessed black community came to picket against the loss of their land during apartheid. Events are shown through three participants: Rashni, a clerk inside the Centre; Leon, an Afrikaner farmer; and Patrick, a leader of the black demonstraters
Ordinary people( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zone 12 in Sebokeng, a township outside Johannesburg and the scene of many arbitrary nighttime killings has the tense atmosphere of a war zone. Here an African National Congress affiliated "Self Defense Unit" keeps vigil while a South African Police "Internal Stability Unit" patrols and a housewife describes the measures residents must take to avoid violence
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.39 for State of d ... to 0.75 for iNumber nu ...)