Nirveda Alleck: the waters do not forget

by Stefanie Jason

Against the backdrop of a row of houses and an expansive view of Soweto, a township just outside of Johannesburg, anti-Apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela discusses the 1976 Youth Uprising. This archival video footage is included in Uprize! (2017), a documentary about June 16, when black school children protested against the Apartheid regime mandating Afrikaans as the medium of instruction and broader policies relating to ‘Bantu education.’ [1] Madikizela-Mandela points to an area where the youth were marching peacefully when security forces fired live ammunition, wounding and killing many of the students. 

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