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Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line

2010
1h 26m
Documentary
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Cast

Shadi Chauke (Narrator)Tony Bloom (Self - South African businessman)Sampie Terreblanche (Self - Afrikaner academic)Cheryl Carolus (Self - United Democratic Front)

Director

Connie Field

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Synopsis

The theme of the sixth story of seven is money: how a grassroots movement cuts the South African government off from the taproot of its success, its sustaining financial connections to the West. Citizens all over the world, from a General Motors director to average employees of Polaroid, from account-holders in Barclays Bank to consumers who boycott Shell gas, all refuse to let business with South Africa go on as usual. Faced with attacks at home and growing chaos in South Africa, international companies pull out in a massive exodus that undermines the apartheid system. It is the first international grassroots campaign to use economic pressure to bring down a government.

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