WorldCat Identities

Gavshon, Harriet

Overview
Works: 48 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 1,028 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Drama  Television mini-series  Melodrama  Exhibition catalogs  Biographical films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author, Restager
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Harriet Gavshon
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 526 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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV positive people in the world. By the year 2000, an estimated 4.2 million people were infected with HIV; if present trends continue by 2010, 7 million will have died of the disease. State of Denial puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It shows how they must fight not only the disease but the greed of the drug cartels and the neglect and inactivity of their own government in order to get treatment
The deadline by David Jammy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 34 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
Body & soul by M. Craig Barnes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Africa today millions of people are in desperate situation because of HIV/AIDS. This film looks at the attitudes of the three main religions (Christianity, Islam and African traditionalist) in South Africa through people on the ground who have to interpret and practice religion in terms of the country's realities
The peacemakers by Peace Corps (U.S.)( 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
Tobias's bodies by Phillip V Tobias( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 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
Ordinary people( Visual )

3 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
The moon in my pocket( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 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
Bubbles and me( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 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
Land affairs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 9 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
Hopeville( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son Themba. 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 pursue a swimming career, he is met with scepticism and resistance from the town's authorities and its inhabitants. Through patience, determination and above all courage, Amos' selfless act 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"--Container
Ordinary people by Nicolaas Hofmeyr( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 7 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
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
Guilty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty looks at the issues of blame, fidelity, denial and guilt within the AIDS context. The moment features men and women from different backgrounds who share their most personal thoughts about courtship and sexual behaviour
Make believe by Lois & Bram (Groupe musical) Sharon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 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 )

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
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 6 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
Ordinary people by Harriet Gavshon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.25 for Body & sou ... to 0.73 for iNumber nu ...)