MOVING ON: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe

by California Newsreel
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, late 1983 or 1984
6 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: MOVING ON: THE HUNGER FOR LAND IN ZIMBABWE • Other films from THE SOUTHERN AFRICA MEDIA CENTER • HOW TO RENT FILMS • Brochure advertising the film “Moving On: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe,” produced and directed by Peter Entell, written by Bruce Robbins, and sponsored by the Belgium-Zimbabwe Association. For more than a decade, black Zimbabweans fought a bitter guerilla war to take back control of their land; now that the war has been won, the film asks how the African majority's hunger for land can be satisfied. The film uses rare archival footage to recount the history of this rich agricultural land, from before the arrival of the Europeans to the post-independence era. The filmmakers use music and culture and portraits of two families to make the story personal. Other films listed in the brochure are “Generations of Resistance” directed by Peter Davis and produced by the United Nations; “The Discarded People” produced by Granada TV; “Six Days in Soweto” produced by ATV Television (G.B.) and directed by Anthony Thomas; “Last Grave at Dimbaza”; “Free Namibia”; and “Namibia: A Case Study in Colonialism.” The brochure includes quotes by Marylee C. Wiley, Outreach Director, African Studies Center, Michigan State University; Joe Collins, Co-founder, Institute for Food and Development Policy and co-author, Food First; Lee Cassanelli, Professor of African History, University of Pennsylvania; Andrew Young, Mayor of Atlanta and former Ambassador to the United Nations; Dr. James Turner, Director, African Studies and Research Center, Cornell University; The SoHo News; Adowa Dunn, African Studies and Research Program, Howard University; and Africa on Film and Videotape-A Compendium of Reviews. The brochure mentions white and black farm families, a commercial farm, subsistence farming, reclaim land, displaced, the legacy of colonialism, Bombata's rebellion, black resistance to white rule, the dispossession of African lands, the African National Congress (ANC), women's campaigns, Sharpeville, the Soweto rebellion of June 1976, the Black Consciousness Movement, the Ciskei Bantustan, forced resettlement, and apartheid. 
Used by permission of California Newsreel.