Glasgow, Love and Apartheid

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Dhivya Kate Chetty, published by BBC in 2018 - English narration

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It's 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born and 70 years since the official introduction of the Apartheid laws in South Africa. Director Dhivya-Kate Chetty tells her family's story, following her parents Radha and Maggie - a mixed, and once 'illegal' couple - on a trip from Glasgow back to South Africa. Stories of the past begin to unfold, with tales of resistance, protests, surveillance, an uncle in jail and a surprise connection with Mandela, in hiding. The film blends stories of several family members to create a personal and moving account of apartheid and the fight for its downfall, illustrated by a rich archive of 8mm home movies shot in South Africa and Scotland in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It is an intimate portrayal of the effects of apartheid on one family spread across two continents - from the pain of migration, to the daily indignities of one of the abominations of the 20th century. It is a film about the past and the present, truth and reconciliation, a city united and a Glasgow love story in Super 8.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L4
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 21.5 (~2885Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: Q=0.46 VBR 48KHz (~126Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 72 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 1.53 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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