The Other Man

The Other Man

F.W. De Klerk and the End of Apartheid

DVD - 2015
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"It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president -- with de Klerk as his Vice President. But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, he was a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and helped lead the policy of 'Total Onslaught, Total Strategy' against ANC activists. And his own term as president was marred by violence, often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation? Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk himself, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka (of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others, filmmaker Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure"--Container.
Publisher: New York : First Run Features, [2015]
Branch Call Number: 968 DE KLERK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (75 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
24 fps,rda
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MariePat Oct 01, 2015

The story behind the man that set Nelson Mandela free. The opposition he faced and accusations laid against him in newly democratic South Africa. An interesting documentary and worth a look


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