POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Promised Land
by Yoruba Richen

Promised Land
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National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, July 6 at 10 PM

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Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen’s incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions. A co-production of the National Black Programming Consortium, American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Visit the POV website to learn more about land reform in South Africa, get an update on Roger Roman, founder of Land for Peace and watch the filmmaker interview, along with other special features.
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Promised Land will be streaming online July 7, 2010 to October 5, 2010.

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