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Heart of The Matter - Sports and Apartheid - Propaganda

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South Africa
Propaganda film by South African government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Information that concedes a particularly neutral opinion of the country’s sports boycotts; particularly rugby union. The film focuses on the controversial 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa and the country’s efforts made towards “racially equal sport.”
Physical formats available:
VHS, Mini DV
Digital formats available:
Quicktime (Pro Res)
Audio & visual:
Sound, Color

The film features: former member of the South African Rugby Board and sports academic Danie Craven; anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Trevor Huddleston; former England international rugby union player Peter Wheeler; BBC Foreign Correspondent Paul Martin; former athlete and BBC Sports Commentator Paul Dickenson and former rugby union international, Bob Weighill.

South African Propaganda
VHS tapes representing an extremely rare collection of propaganda materials produced by South Africa’s Information Service during the apartheid era.