IRP Fellow film premieres on PBS’s POV July 6

"Promised Land" explores race and land in post-apartheid South Africa

Fellows Fall 2004

June 29, 2010

Promised Land on POV

Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen's incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa's "ticking time bomb," with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions.

Click here for more about the film and to check the PBS broadcast schedule"¦

Hear Richen discuss the film on July 6 on the Leonard Lopate Show on NPR at 1:00 PM and Talk of the Nation also on NPR at 2:40 pm.

Click here to watch excerpts from the IRP sponsored March 21 "Promised Land" sneak preview and interview with Richen"¦

Promised Land will be streaming online from July 7 through midnight Pacific Time on October 5, 2010. Click here to watch the film in its entirety...

Host a screening and discussion of Promised Land. Apply online with PBS's POV!

Richen began filming "Promised Land" during her 2004 IRP Fellowship.

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