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Filmmakers United Against Apartheid

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Duration: Unknown, 1986 or early 1987 – Unknown
Location: New York, New York, United States


Filmmakers United Against Apartheid (FUAA) supported the cultural boycott of South Africa. The goal of FUAA was to withhold all American-made and American-financed movies from South Africa. FUAA was cofounded by Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese.  The organization quickly grew to about 120 members.  In November 1987 FUAA sent a letter Reagan signed by more than 100 member to President urging him to support the cultural boycott. (Source: FUAA document on this website; Response of Artists and Entertainers to Apartheid: A Brief Review, Notes and Documents 10/88, August 1988, United Nations Centre Against Apartheid; and newspaper articles including "U.S. Entertainment Industry Fights Racism In South Africa" by Bob Thomas, The Dispatch, December 22, 1987 and "Movie" by Rick Sherwood, Los Angeles Times, January 22, 1988)