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20 September 2010

Audio Visual Heritage and the South African Liberation Struggle

Hi there

I am writing in connection with UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2010 in an attempt to reach all audio visual archivists and documentary film makers to help update the South African History Archive's 2009 archival audit report of video and film material dealing with the South African Liberation Struggle, currently available as a free download from the SAHA website.


Because of time and other constraints in conducting this audit, the report currently only details fairly sizeable collections but we would like to expand it to include individuals and smaller production companies that were not included in the first edition of this report.

Conducted in conjunction with the Visual History Archive at the University of Cape Town, the aim of this audit was to increase awareness of, and access to, audiovisual material relating to the liberation struggle in South Africa through identifying and listing archives, stock footage libraries and other repositories, both nationally and internationally, which currently house such materials.

If you would like to make suggestions for amendments or additions to the report, please contact Michal Singer as soon as possible (before 30 September 2010). Otherwise, please send this on to anyone who might be interested. The idea is to update the report in time for UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2010.
Best regards

Michal Singer
Support Officer
Struggles for Justice Programme
South African History Archive
PO Box 31719
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 1941
Fax: +27 (0) 11 717 1964

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