">Name: Documentary on African revolutions cut and restricted to promote apartheid
Artist: Italian director Gualtiero Jacopetti|
Confronting Bodies: South African Publications Control Board (PCB)
Date of Action: 1966
Specific Location: South Africa
Description of Artwork: "Africa addio" is a documentary film on the conflicts and rebellions of the African continent. Jacopetti describes his efforts in making the film as attempting to interpret it with objectivity. However, the movie fails to address apartheid in South Africa.
South Africa, however, screened the film under special "Europeans only" restrictions. They also removed scenes of Africans being killed and of any discussion of the future of South Africa. The government saw this as a propaganda tool to enforce the idea that South Africa would be ruined if it fell into the hands of black people.
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