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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, No. 1, March 1, 1976

Last Grave at Dimbaza

Last Grave at Dimbaza

(Screening 12 noon and 1p.m., Friday 5th March).

The film "Last Grave at Dimbaza" is one which many Wellingtonians will see over the next few months.

It is being shown in many of the city's suburbs by the local Hart groups and it is designed to make people aware of the situation in South Africa today.

The film was illegally shot by black Africans in South Africa, and it portrays the grim reality of life for the blacks under apartheid

Some time is devoted to describing the South African Government's policy of Separate Development. The inhumanity of these policies is shown in many ways:
  • the mass removals of blacks from homes in which they have lived for decades.
  • the breakup of families caused by the migratory labour policies of the government.
  • the lack of educational political and economic opportunity for the black majority.

Perhaps the most graphic feature portrayed in the film is the sense of hopelessness and despair that Blacks feel when confronted by the inhumanity of the system of apartheid.