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Harris, Kevin 1950-

Works: 41 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 226 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Biographical films  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin Harris
Namibia, no easy road to freedom( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the struggles of the Namibian people to win their independence from South Africa, which illegally occupied their country since the 1971 revocation of the UN mandate, and documents the human rights violations committed by the South African armed forces
Namibia, rebirth of a nation( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 23 years of armed struggle against the South African forces of occupation, a democratic election, under United Nations supervision, was held in Namibia. The liberation movement, SWAPO achieved a majority vote and under their first elected president, Mr. Sam Nujoma, the people of Namibia attained their independence on 21st March, 1990. This film documents the challenges facing Namibians in rebuilding a nation dispossessed by a lifetime of colonial domination and devastated by decades of occupation
Judgement Day by Diamánda Galás( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A universal statement about war and the consequences of protracted violent conflict on society and the generation of youth caught up on both sides of that conflict. Contextualized in the history of the violent struggle against 'apartheid' in South Africa - past and the current cycle of bloodshed taking place in Israel/Palestine daily."--Container
Education : a basic human right( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the educational crisis in South Africa where the apartheid regime has for decades maintained two separate and unequal educational systems, one white and one black, with the consequent miseducation of successive generations of black youth and the destruction of untold human potential
Robert Sobukwe : a tribute to integrity( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delmas : the passion -- the pain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary looks at the co-called 'Delmas Treason Trial' - the longest running political trial in South African history, running from 1985 to 1990. This film looks at the people involved in the political events leading up to the trial and the effects of the trial on the families of the accused
SABC TV-- 20 years : the untold story( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the South African Broadcasting Corp. as told by those who produced news and documentaries for the station. The South African government was wary at first of bringing this new media into a country experiencing many political problems in 1976, but the SABC has since evolved into a more independent role to serve the diverse audiences found in that country
The cry of reason : Beyers Naudé : an Afrikaner speaks out by Robert S Bilheimer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikaner, churchman, and long-time antiapartheid activist Dr. Beyers Naudé talks about the human issues confronting the people of South Africa
Of courage & consequence( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features interviews with young people in South Africa, both white and black, who fought on opposing sides during the country's era of apartheid rule, from youthful cadres engaged in the liberation struggle and members of black township self-defense units engaged in guerrilla war, to the white conscripts in the South African Army's border war and young Afrikaners fearful of social change. In addition to conveying the stories of these young people, brutalized by the circumstances of a nation at war, the video also discusses the need for the reconstruction of young people's lives through education and life-skills training as well as healing through psychological counseling
Somebody's children( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with social workers and the children themselves, the plight of homeless youth living on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, is examined
Umuhle ... umubi - the good one ... the bad one( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'[T]ells the little-known story surrounding the epic ten-day march, orchestrated and led by public servant John Sydney Marwick in 1899. ... With the threatening outbreak of the second Anglo-Boer war, in October 1899 John Sydney Marwick, at age 25, led a march to repatriate some 7 000 Zulu mine workers, stranded and faced with starvation on the Rand, back to their homes 400 miles away in a rural area of Zululand/Natal. ... In 1916 he was appointed manager of the Durban Native Affairs Department, which involved implementing the infamous "Durban System" that controlled the presence of black people in the city in order to ensure a viable source of cheap labour ... '--Container
No middle road to freedom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December, 1982 South African commandos attacked the capitol of neighboring Lesotho, killing 42 civilians and ANC exiles. This film is set against the commemoration service the black community held to recognize all those who have fallen in the struggle against apartheid
Neighbouring and older people : an enfolding community? by Kevin Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakutshon 'ilanga = music is a healer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lakutshon 'ilanga" ("Setting sun") by Mothobi Mutloatse is a popular protest play which, amongst other things, encourages national unity, promotes cultural identity and pays tribute to all those who played pivotal roles in the liberation struggle. There appear to be two key elements: the attempt of a young warrior to get a traditional ancestral spirit, in the form of a praise poet, to provide guidance for a new generation, and the efforts of political prisoners on Robben Island to form a band. This video presents lengthy extracts from the play and includes an interview with the author, in which he enlarges upon his themes. The title comes from a black South African jazz standard, composed by the late saxophonist, McKay Davashe, and the play is loosely based on the Robben Island band formed by Shumi Mtutu, originally with the Elite Swingers
Behind bars( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across South Africa today--in 229 prisons--there are currently some 126,000 prisoners. Of these, some 10,500 are juveniles and 2,900 women. 'Behind Bars' speaks to a variety of prisoners & prisons personnel to get behind the scenes of prison conditions in South Africa today--covering the spectrum of awaiting-trial, sentenced, female & juvenile prisoners. The documentary looks at transformation in the Dept of Correctional Services & gets comment from Correctional Services Commissioner Khulekani Sitole examining issues of corruption, overcrowding, incarceration of hardened offenders, rehabilitations prisons management. Prisons covered include Johannesburg Prison ['Sun City'], Pollsmoor, Krugersdorp, Brandviei Youth Correctional Centre & the Ekuseni Youth Development Centre."--Kevin Harris Productions
Till death do us part : Desmond & Leah Tutu : a love divine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, Desmond and Leah Tutu celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and this is a tribute to the couple and their relationship over the years. In interviews they talk about their early years together, including their meeting and struggle to make ends meet. Throughout, they acknowledge their dependency on each other and provide an insight into what makes their marriage a success
If God be for us --( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary "looks at the operation of the SACC [South African Council of Churches] with regard to home & family life, the plight of 'relocated' families, political prisoners, detainees and those banned and banished to the desolate Bantustans"
The right time by Kevin Harris( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshopped with the township-youth, this film examines many facets of teenage-life in the townships including issues such as sexuality, rape and unwanted teenage pregnancies. The Right Time is a statement on the problems facing young Blacks growing up and approaching adulthood in the environment created by the South African "township" situation - (pre-1984). Focusing on the phenomenon of unwanted teenage pregnancies, the documentary unfolds through the dramatisation of four representative case histories. In this way the total spectrum of contributing factors from the breakdown in parent-child communication to the aggravating effect of migratory labour and the establishment of single-sex male hostels in townships - is presented ... The issues presented and the overall content and final message of the film all arise from intensive workshopping sessions held over a period of many months with the committee and members of the Merlen House Youth Centre in Johannesburg.--Kevin Harris website
"Beyers" : en afrikaaner taler ud( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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