South African propaganda films of the Apartheid era. Selection I : Africa's campaign of disinformation and misinformation aimed as its friends among the Western powers / distributed by Villon Films.

Video/Projected medium
Vancouver, B.C. : Villon Films, [2001?]
1 videodisc (51 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 cm


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Library of Congress genre(s)
Summary note
  • [African powerhouse]: "Presents South Africa as the major industrial power of Africa, a bulwark against communism."--Container.
  • [Images of South Africa]: "Seductive pictures of a beautiful and peaceful country."--Container.
  • [South Africa]: Presents South Africa's history seen from the viewpoint of its Afrikaner rulers.
  • Videodisc release of three short documentary motion pictures produced in 1973 (African powerhouse), 1986 (South Africa) and an unknown date (Images of South Africa).
  • Aspect ratios 1.33:1.
Creation/​Production credits
  • (African powerhouse) Director, Edgar Bold; producers, J. Blake Dalrymple, George Groom; photography, James Robb; editor, Charles Jameson.
  • (South Africa) Producer, Jans Rautenbach; copy, Rennie Clarke; camera, Brain[sic] Uranovsky [and others]; editor, Phillip Hattingh; music, Adriaan Strydom, Mike Pilot.
System details
DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1.
(South Africa) Narrator, John Bishop.
African powerhouse / a Films of Africa production (14 min.) -- Images of South Africa / a Raymond Hancock Film (17 min.) -- South Africa / a South African Tourism Board presentation (20 min.).
Other title(s)
  • African powerhouse.
  • Images of South Africa.
  • South Africa.
Title on disc label
  • South African propaganda. 1
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