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Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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Summary: The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2007

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CAT

Summary: "Now, in the third season of Meerkat Manor, the Whiskers stake new territory and are ready to start anew. Led by the dominant female/matriarch Flower, the Whiskers face new rivalry in the form of the Zappa tribe--another meerkat mob best characterized as the neighbors from hell. No stranger to a good challenge, the Whiskers are ready to stand their ground"--container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MEE

Summary: What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola? A contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society. Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humor and honesty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FAN

Summary: Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mandella 2014

Muller, Peter Paul

Summary: A story of the South African lawyer Bram Fischer who defended Nelson Mandela and other members of his group during the Rivonia Trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ACT

Summary: Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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3 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI DIS

Summary: Deeply affected by the indiscriminate killing he witnesses as a white police officer in South Africa, Andres Stander turns his back on the law, becoming one of South Africa's most notorious bank robbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE STA

Toure, Nakhane

Summary: When Xolani, a quiet, sensitive, closeted factory worker returns home to be a guide in his tribe's coming-of-age circumcision ritual in the mountains, one of the initiates discovers his secret relationship with another guide, putting both of them at risk.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WOU

Summary: A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the backseat of a car he has stolen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TSO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TSO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE TSO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TSO RATED R

Summary: Suburban veterinarian Danny Trevanion moves his new family from Bristol to South Africa to start a game park; includes all six episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV WIL

Summary: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and a young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. Set against the awesome, harsh landscapes of South Africa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN YES

Summary: Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA INV

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE INV

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Invictus 2009

Summary: In 1979 apartheid-era South Africa, two men imprisoned in Pretoria Prison plot to escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ESC

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ESC

Summary: When London transplant Mia moves with her family to a lion farm in South Africa, she forms a bond with the white lion cub Charlie, one that is tested when the two run away across-country, hoping to reach a lion sanctuary and life-long safety for Charlie.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MIA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MIA

Summary: The powerful tale of an unbreakable bond of friendship between a cheetah named Duma and a courageous young boy named Xan. Xan faces the true test of love when he must cross the wilds of Southern Africa to return his best friend to his rightful home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DUM

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Duma 2005

Summary: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Ordinary 2013

Summary: Athol Fugard's searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother's tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD M

Houten, Carice Van

Summary: In 1960s South Africa, Ingrid Jonker expresses herself through her poetry to the dismay of her father, a parliament censorship minister.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2012

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BLA

Washington, Denzel

Summary: While housing ex-CIA agent turned criminal, Tobin Frost, a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa is attacked by mercenaries forcing Frost and the CIA agent in charge to run for their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SAF

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SAF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Sa

Summary: A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FAI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD F

Summary: Father and son clash in this movie about the anti-apartheid movement. Based on Percy Mtwa's play.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BOP

Summary: A boy, a girl, a bushman, and a dog wander across the desert in order to escape elephant poachers who want them dead.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE FAR

Summary: The year is 1981 and South Africa's white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of sixteen, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. The threat of communism and 'die swart gevaar' (the black danger) is at an all-time high. But that's not the only danger...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOF

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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