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Gavshon, Harriet

Works: 36 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 764 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director
Classifications: DT1058.K56, 907.4
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 297 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 by Elaine Epstein( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV positive people in the world. This video illustrates how they must fight not only the disease but the drug cartels and the inactivity of their own government to get treatment
Body and soul by Melody Emmett( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 46 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
Ordinary people by Harriet Gavshon( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 40 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
The deadline by David Jammy( 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 30 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 27 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?
Tobias's bodies by Phillip V Tobias( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Phillip Tobias looks at human evolution and its relevance to human life in the 21st century
The peacemakers( Visual )

3 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
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
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
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.' [The film] 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."--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
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
The tooth of the times( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 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
Nothing for Mahala( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is about a man, Axe Gumede, whose love for money comes at a high cost. It takes a critical look at our relationships with money and people
A History lesson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student from the Morris Issacson High School in Soweto, where the 1976 uprising began, is filmed with a Jewish high school student and a Holocaust survivor at the Anne Frank in the World Exhibition in Johannesburg. The similarities and differences between the the Jewish Holocaust and apartheid in South Africa are discussed
A Day with the President( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the anniversary of his inauguration, filmmakers spent 19 hours with President Mandela in four cities. He is shown at work, at his official residence and with various persons who work closely with him
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