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Assegai To Javelin

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South Africa
Propaganda film with a narrative that suggests how the Bantu people of South Africa took part in a variety of sports in order to maintain the physical fitness which was so important to them as “warrior nations”. Essentially, the process of “taming of warlike tribes through benevolent white rule”. Made in the 50s at Killarney Film Studios and dir. by Italo Bernicchi.
Physical formats available:
VHS, Mini DV
Digital formats available:
Quicktime (Pro Res)
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White
South African Propaganda
VHS tapes representing an extremely rare collection of propaganda materials produced by South Africa’s Information Service during the apartheid era.