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history168bfilm#1 - Janet Liang History 168B January 14,...

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Janet Liang History 168B January 14, 2008 Film Review #1: Last Grave at Dimbaza and Generations of Resistance The Last Grave at Dimbaza is a poignant film that outlines the prejudice and unfair conditions black South Africans experienced during the apartheid era. Established in 1948, it was a state-supported system designed to maintain racial separation between white and black South Africans. Despite representing the majority of South Africa, black families were only given 13% of the land and forced to move into set-up camps with only single room huts. These Bantustans, small satellite states with puppet leaders appointed by white authorities, offered no government services or facilities. As a result malnutrition became widespread, especially among children who also extracted tuberculosis. Black workers were permitted to live thirty miles away from the cities and suburbs occupied by white South Africans, but they needed to carry special passports to indicate what type of work they can do. No black was allowed to hold a higher position than a white person.
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