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MAPANTSULA
MAPANTSULA
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming
100 minutes, 1988, South Africa
Director: Oliver Schmitz
in Afrikaans, English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles
ABOUT THE FILM
Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of "Township Jive," Mapantsula has been called a South African The Harder They Come.

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. Mapantsula will give viewers an insider's tour of township life and a foretaste of the vibrant popular cinema promised by the new, democratic South Africa.
PRICING
College/Corporation/Gov't Agency DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming License
 $195.00 DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming

High Schools, Public Libraries, HBCU & Qualifying Community Organization Discounted DVD License Without Streaming Rights
 $49.95 DVD

Home Video DVD License - Restrictions Apply
 $24.95 DVD

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CRITICAL COMMENT
"A moral drama in disguise...Our conscience and sense of outrage are ripped open."
Los Angeles Times
"It's about time a feature film presents South Africa from a black perspective. Mapantsula does that and much more."
Spike Lee

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