Soweto sneezed… and then we caught the Fever

  • Soweto sneezed… and then we caught the Fever
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2006
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 55 (in minutes)

In 1976 thousands of school children marched to voice their anger and discontent at inferior black education which compelled them to learn in Afrikaans. These riots, which began in Soweto, quickly spread across the country and when the wave of revolt hit Cape Town, one of the main corridors of protest was Klipfontein road. This social history documentary explores individuals' testimonies of the riots and political unrests in Cape Town and uses both current and archival footage of the unrests in the 1980's.

Dir: Pascale Neuschafer
Year: 2006
Dur: 55'
Documentary Feature


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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