The Last Grave At DIMBAZA
A Film of Oppression In South Africa
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, about March or early April 1975
Leaflet advertising showings of the film The Last Gave At Dimbaza in Germantown, North and West Philadelphia, and Kensington on April 8-13 and an all-city show on Saturday night at First Unitarian Church. Sponsors include United Progressives, the Black Panther Party, W. Pwltn. Concerned Community Cncl, the People's Institute, and 040 & The Worker. The leaflet says Dimbaza is a "resettlement camp" for Africans forced to move from areas the government has reserved for Europeans. In Dimbaza, Africans live in corrugated shacks and have 2 pounds of cornmeal per day. Even such brutal oppression cannot destroy the fight for freedom by the African people. The leaflet says longshoremen in Philadelphia have shown their solidarity with the liberation struggle of the South African and Zimbabwean people by courageously refusing to unload several ships carrying Rhodesian and South African goods. They have carried out these protests despite tremendous pressure from the companies and the economic depression that has cut work on the waterfront; they need support of all Philadelphia workers and other people opposed to racism here and abroad. These film showings are part of an educational program about repression and resistance in South Africa and Rhodesia and about how we in the U.S. can support the liberation struggle of the South African people. [Note: W. Pwltn. Concerned Community Cncl is presumable West Powelton Concerned Community Council.]
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections