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Van Heerden, Marcel

Works: 11 works in 34 publications in 5 languages and 607 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Historical television programs 
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 )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panic is a petty crook who lives in Soweto. He is not interested in politics but one day he is arrested and imprisoned with anti-apartheid activists. He is transformed into a man willing to become involved in social change
Final solution by Crown Video( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indoctrination of Garrit is complete. Under the eye of prominent members of the government and military, he develops a diabolical plan to rid South Africa of its "black danger". Then he meets two people who change his life: Celeste, an open-minded college student and Peter, a pastor who challengs Gerritt's prejudice. When he realizes that he is wrong, he seeks reconciliation between whites and blacks
Come back, Africa by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 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. Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life. The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende [i.e. Wendy] Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children
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
Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 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
Husk La deche( 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
Amalia 'n spannende speurverhaal( Visual )

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

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
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Final solution
Alternative Names
Heerden, Marcel van

English (15)

Zulu (13)

Afrikaans (2)

German (1)

French (1)