‘Have You Heard From Johannesburg’ series begins tonight on Independent Lens

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“Have You Heard From Johannesburg,” a five-part series documenting the global struggle to end the South African apartheid, begins at 11:30 p.m. ET tonight with parts 1 and 2 on PBS’ “Independent Lens.”

The series is airing nationally on PBS through January, a month that also marks the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress, the ruling political party of South Africa.

Award-winning social documentary filmmaker Connie Field tells the story across five decades of South Africa’s struggle for freedom. She begins with the first session of the United Nations in 1945 and follows the global anti-apartheid movement through to 1990, when Nelson Mandela was set free after 27 years of imprisonment.

Following Episode One, “The Road to Resistance,” Episode Two, “The New Generation,” airs tonight at 12:30 a.m. on MPBN.

Episodes Three and Four, “Selma to Soweto” and “The Bottom Line” will be broadcast very early Monday morning, Jan. 23, beginning at 12:30 a.m.¬†Episode Five, “Free at Last,” wraps the series on Sun., Jan. 29, at 11:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Independent Lens.

Field can be found at Clarity Films; she’s already working on her next film, tentatively called “Martin Luther King Jr. in Palestine.”

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