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Message from: California Newsreel (african-cinema-conference@XC.Org)
About: Edwina Spicer's KEEPING A LIVE VOICE

Mon, 25 Mar 1996 11:05:31 -0500

Originally from: (California Newsreel )
Originally dated: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 11:05:31 -0500

I recently found out about KEEPING A LIVE VOICE by Edwina Spicer in
Zimbabwe. Does anyone know how to contact her? Thank you.

Cornelius Moore
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ALSO, (from Steve Smith) -- I've been looking for this video ever since I
saw the following posting about it in November. I know Edwina well, but
have not been able to get an answer from her about this video's
Subject: "Keeping A Live Voice. 15 Years of Democracy in Zimbabwe"
Date: Thursday, November 02, 1995 11:58PM

Announcing for all netters who are not in Zimbabwe, the appearance of a
new documentary film, produced under the auspices of the Catholic
Commission for Justice and Peace. It's called "Keeping a Live Voice. 15
Years of Democracy in Zimbabwe", and details popular political struggles
and troubles since independence, focusing on the need for political
(namely electoral and constitutional) reform.

"Voice" was launched in Harare in late September, and will be shown
around the country next year at a series of workshops in local
communities, run by the CCJP in association with other civil rights
groups, including Zimrights, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Legal
Resources Foundation. Don't expect to see it on ZTV, though; like the
CCJP's previous film, "A Place for Everyone", which accounted for the 5th
Brigade atrocities and the cover-up in the 1980s, "Voice" is likely to be
placed in "file 13" at Pockets Hill.

But if you get in touch with the CCJP in Harare, you might be able to
get access to a copy on video, or watch it there. In any case, it's worth
inquiring: "Voice" is fresh, cool-headed and accurate. It also is unique,
I think, in the way it shows ordinary Zimbabweans, from First Street in
to communal farmers, onscreen, saying what they feel, without regard to
possible consequences. If you thought all was lost and corruption and
political parochialism are inevitable, watch this... and think again.

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