First aired in 2017, the year of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Have You Heard from Johannesburg gives viewers rare insight into the life, ethos and politics of Oliver Tambo, the leader of the ANC who was instrumental in bringing an end to apartheid.
Albie Sachs, the executive producer of the film, says: “This is a spirited, lively and eminently watchable film that brings Tambo to life on screen, with moving and poignant interviews with Chris Hani, Kenneth Kaunda and members of the Tambo family. The film shows not just the politics of the man, but also shines a light on a life lived on principles of ethics, compassion, inclusion, social justice and equality.”
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The director combines archival footage with present-day talking heads to compelling effect, especially in the interviews with former South African governmental figures who continue to defend their country’s former policies.
Special Guest – Albie Sachs
Freedom fighter against Apartheid
“It was a car bomb. I collapsed into darkness, but with a sense of euphoria. I’d survived. For many decades, every single day in the freedom struggle, wondering, ‘If they come for me today, if they come for me tomorrow morning, will I be brave? Will I survive?’ They’d come for me and I’d got through.”
Albert Louis Sachs was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father, Emil Solomon Sachs, and his mother, Ray Ginsberg, had both immigrated as children from Lithuania when it was still part of the Russian Empire.