Promised Land in South Africa
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Yoruba Richen, director of “Promised Land,” talks about her film, an inside look at land reform and racial reconciliation in the new South Africa. It follows the Mekgareng, an impoverished tribe removed from their land 40 years ago that petitioned the government in 1998 to reclaim the land, now owned by white farmers and developers. It also looks at the firestorm ignited in 2006 when the South African government forced a white farmer to give his land back to the descendants of the black owners were removed from it in the 1940s.
“Promised Land” premieres in New York Tuesday, July 6, at 10:30 pm on PBS, as part of the 23rd season of POV.