It's My Life - Zackie Achmat, a leading AIDS activist in South Africa, refused to take anti-retroviral medicines until they were made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics.
Last Grave at Dimbaza - Shot secretly and smuggled out of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era, this was the most widely screened and influential anti-apartheid documentary. Now restored and on DVD for the first time.
Miners Shot Down - How could 34 South African mineworkers be killed during a non-violent strike for better wages... not under apartheid, but today?
The Return of Sara Baartman - After years of unsettling negotiation with France, South Africa finally welcomes home the remains of Sara Baartman in an historic event of repatriation.
Song of the Soul - An inside look at urban and rural hospice centers across South Africa that provide community-based compassionate care in the face of widespread poverty.
South Africa Belongs to Us - Aided by two black women journalists, the filmmakers visited workers' barracks, a family planning clinic in Soweto, and a shantytown to create the first and most stirring record of black women's lives in South Africa under apartheid.
More Films & DVDs on South Africa
City of Dreams - A day in Ponte City, perhaps the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere, and home to thousands of immigrants from all over Africa.
The Color of Gold - In South Africa's President Steyn Gold Mine, 8000 men live in a compound next to the mine shaft in which they dig, far from their families.
Mama Awethu! - The stories of five black South African women in the townships around Cape Town reveal the inhuman legacy of the apartheid system.
Ordinary People - The first ever independently produced current affairs series aired by the South African Broadcasting Corporation's TV1.
Passing the Message - Reveals the struggles of black South African workers to organize unions in the face of a vast entanglement of repressive government policies.
The Peacemakers - The premiere episode of the acclaimed Ordinary People series visits two rallies commemorating the 1961 Sharpeville massacre - one staged by the Inkatha Freedom Party, the other by the African National Congress.
The Ribbon - The journey of the "Peace Ribbon," created by South African mothers both black and white, to protest the government's brutal internal policies.
6000 A Day - The story of how the world's top decision makers knowingly failed to prevent the spread of the AIDS epidemic.
Story of a Beautiful Country - A South African filmmaker travels in a mini-van taxi across his country with a hand-held camera. Topics range over controversial issues such as land, race, language, democracy, identity, and violence.
The Tooth of the Times - A personal study of the impact the government's decision to end agricultural subsidies had on South African farmers.
White City, Black Lives - Five residents of White City, a neighborhood in Soweto, were trained how to use small Hi8 cameras, so that they could tell the story of their own lives, in their own way, to represent themselves to their fellow citizens, and the world.