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'Freedom Square And Back Of The Moon', video recording of a documentary programme about the destruction of Sophiatown, 1987

MS. Sampson dep. 264/1

Television documentary about the destruction of a mixed-race community, Sophiatown, by the apartheid government and the re-location of its residents. Includes archive footage and contributions from writers, musicians, ex-gangsters and campaigners, including Anthony Sampson, Trevor Huddleston, Nadine Gordimer, Fikile Bam and Joe Mogotsi. Produced by Free Film-Makers, directed by Angus Gibson and broadcast on Channel Four in 1987. Video cassette labelled by Sampson, 'Sophiatown'.

Running time 00.56.46 hours.


  • Creation: 1987


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Sampson dep. 264/1

Existence and Location of Copies

The video has been digitized as MS. Sampson digital 56.

Physical Facet

Format: VHS video cassette

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom