Fire up your DVR’s. Tonight, PBS’s documentary series POV is airing “Promised Land” about the struggle over land in post-apartheid South Africa. It should be quite interesting. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen’s incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions.
Enjoy! And, of course, feel free to drop a comment here if you get a chance to see it.