Generations of Resistance

The history of the black resistance against white rule in South Africa.

directed by: Peter Davis
produced by: Peter Davis
(1979) 52 minutes
54 min 1978

(French and Spanish versions available)

From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history books. This documentary was an attempt to give back to the black people of South Africa their lost history, a history of heroic struggle.