Thursday, December 3, 2015

'Tainted Heroes' - ordinary people trying to survive another day

Tainted Heroes
Johannesburg, 03 December 2015 - The trailer of the controversial documentary 'Tainted Heroes' has been released. The movie details the ANC's rise to power in 1994, and the preceding violence that gripped South Africa during the Soweto uprising in 1976. Video: eNCA

The trailer for 'Tainted Heroes' was released on Monday -- a documentary which has received support from lobby group, Afriforum.

It deals with the ANC's rise to power in 1994, and the violence which gripped South Africa during the Soweto uprising.

Several high profile figures attended the release of the story of some 20-thousand people who were killed during the armed struggle, as well as the events that led the ANC to power.

The story is told from the perspective of several political parties, such as Azapo and Inkatha - now known as the IFP - as well as the Black Consciousness Movement.

It details the violence between these parties and the ANC in the run up to liberation.

"The profound difference between Inkatha an the ANC was our strategy," said IFP Leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

"They had highly trained operatives with sophisticated weapons and international funding. We had ordinary people trying to survive another day."

"Inkatha never had a military wing, for we never abandoned the principle of non-violence."

The documentary stems mainly from the book, People's War, written by Anthea Jeffery of the Institute for Race Relations.

It will premier early in 2016.

- eNCA

Tainted Heroes (official trailer)

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