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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2017
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Series XX: Namibia: The Last Colony, 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

This series contains footage of Namibian independence celebrations from Estela Bravo's 1990 documentary Namibia: The Last Colony. Videos in this series include footage of meetings between Nelson Mandela and Cuban dignitaries, interviews with notable individuals including Jesse Jackson, and footage of the celebrations, which feature Estela Bravo speaking with individuals on the street.

Historical/Biographical Note

In March 1990, Namibia celebrated its independence from the apartheid government in South Africa, which had controlled and occupied the country since World War I. The independence celebration featured notable speakers and honored guests, including Nelson Mandela.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_10 Namibia: The Last Colony

Namibia: The Last Colony   TW_TAM_616_ER_10

Scope and Contents

This is a complete version of the documentary Namibia: The Last Colony.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref755 (Access dvd) Mandela, Nelson - Interview, with Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:01.

Scope and Content Note

Initial footage is of Nelson Mandela speaking with a Nicaraguan diplomat who thanks Mandela on behalf of Daniel Ortega and then gives Mandela a painting as a gift; the remainder of the film is a meeting with Mandela, Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida. Mandela speaks about his gratitude to Risquet and Almeida for Cuban support in Angola.

1990
Box: 42 Cassette : ref755 (Videos)
Box: 34 Cassette : ref701 (Videos) Footage - Namibian independence celebration

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:00.

Scope and Content Note

Various clips of the independence celebration along with brief interviews with people on the street. There are also interviews with Namibian youth who attended school in Cuba.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref701 (Access dvd)
Box: 39 Cassette : ref816 (Videos) Footage - Namibia independence celebration (includes parade and speech)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref816 (Access dvd)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref713 (Access dvd) Namibia Almeida/Risquet
1990
Box: 36 Cassette : ref713 (Videos)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref248 (Videos) Namibian independence celebration (includes Jesse Jackson)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:01:27.

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of the Namibian independence celebration. Portions of the interview are dark and difficult to view, and there are also some issues with the sound. The end of this footage contains a relatively brief interview with Jesse Jackson in which he speaks about Namibia, Angola, and Africa in general.

1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref248 (Access dvd)
Box: 11 Cassette : ref251 (Videos) "Namibia Today- South Africa Tomorrow" Joe Slovo

Historical/Biographical Note

Joe Slovo (1926-1995) was a South African politician, lawyer, opponent of the apartheid system, long-time leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), and a commander of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. He also helped form the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is credited with bring peace to South Africa following the end of apartheid.

1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref251 (Access dvd)
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1386 Street Interviews (Windhoek, Namibia)
1989 September 10
Box: 11 Cassette : ref252 "Swapo Namibia"
1990
Box: 11 Cassette : ref254 "Namibia Barrio Negro III"
1990
Box: 11 Cassette : ref257 "Isla Juventud Escuela Namibia" (Namibian students on Cuba's Island of Youth)
1990
Box: 32 Cassette : ref627 Namibia - System NTSC

Scope and Content Note

This tape may contain a full-length version of the documentary.

1990
Box: 31 Cassette : ref682 "The Last Colony"

Scope and Content Note

This tape may contain a full-length version of the documentary.

1990
Box: 36 Cassette : ref715 "Primero Estacion Telefonos Lisa"
1990
Box: 43 Cassette : ref829 "Independence of Namibia"
1990

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