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Henry Rollins : uncut South Africa / Swift River Productions ; an IFC Original production.

Rollins, Henry, 1961- (Added Author). Swift River Productions. (Added Author). IFC Originals. (Added Author). Independent Film Channel. (Added Author). OverDrive, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : IFC-TV, [2010]

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General Note:
Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 23, 2010).
Originally produced in 2008.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by OverDrive; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Henry Rollins.
Summary, etc.:
With an insightful and poetic narration from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Henry travels through South Africa to explore this beautiful country and the recently acquired freedom for its people. The end of apartheid signified new beginnings for the citizens of South Africa, but Henry discovers an under-developed, under-employed, malnourished population that faces the pandemic threat of AIDS as an everyday reality. To get a better understanding of local culture and its history, Henry explores relevant locations including a desperate shantytown and the Robben Island prison where he finds himself standing within the very cell that imprisoned Nelson Mandela for nearly two decades. At the University of Cape Town, Henry performs an illuminating stage show, where he shares personal stories and discusses the gravity of South Africa's racist history and the current hardships of its people.
Target Audience Note:
Age group: TV-MA.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also available as DVD.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 288095KB).
Subject: Rollins, Henry, 1961-
Political satire, American.
Genre: Monodramas (Literature)
Nonfiction films.

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