WorldCat Identities

Van Heerden, Marcel

Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 5 languages and 598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  History  Historical television programs  Internet videos 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marcel Van Heerden
Most widely held works by Marcel Van Heerden
Mapantsula by O Schmitz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panic is a mapantsula, a Zulu term for a petty crook. Set in South Africa, he is imprisoned with Anti-apartheid activists. There he is transformed into a man willing to become involved with social change
Come back, Africa by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Includes tons of extra features!
The flyer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young child living on the streets of Cape Town, whose life changes after he finds a mentor in an old trapeze artist
Die skerpioen onder die klip Afrikaans van kolonialisme tot demokrasie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Afrikaans and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This docudrama looks at the relationship between language and political, social and economic power in SA from the beginning of Dutch colonial rule until today. The story of the origins and development of the Afrikaans language is narrated by Zaine Lackay (played by David Isaacs), a student activist from Salt River. His experience of the Afrikaans language is used as a central point at which to relate a series of historical tableaux."--Http://www. idol. co. za/productions/develop/index. html
[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
Husk by Brett Simmons( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a desolate country village, a young woman's father is so drunk and useless that she must use her own wit, and her pet viper, to deal with a threatening debt collector
Jobman by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young, deaf-mute black man's stubborn spirit and refusal to accept menial labor in 1960 South Africa has made him treatening to blacks and whites alike in his farm community. After a beating by thugs in the city he comes home to his common-law wife and baby, but becomes a renegade pursued by an armed posse
Amalia 'n spannende speurverhaal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Afrikaans and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.33 for Husk ... to 0.99 for But was I ...)

Alternative Names
Heerden, Marcel van