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Ten years in the making, this series explores how a violent and racist government was destroyed by the concerted efforts of men and women working on multiple fronts inside and outside South Africa for more than three decades. Featuring archive of the struggle never seen before on television and interviews with the major players, it is one of the most fascinating stories of the last century. In the third episode, in the wake of the Soweto Uprising and the murder of Steve Biko the world's young people take the lead in the anti-apartheid campaign.

The brutal suppression of a youth uprising in the South African township of Soweto and the murder of activist Biko turn South Africa from a country into a cause, a worldwide emblem of injustice. But even as the most powerful western governments refuse to heed Oliver Tambo's calls for cultural and economic boycotts, it is the world's youth that helps turn the tide.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 8 Feb 2012 02:00


Role Contributor
DirectorConnie Field
Executive ProducerNick Fraser