Film: 8129

Politics | 1980 | Sound | Colour

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Anti Springbok Rugby Tour of New Zealand. The Anti Apartheid movement in Sport.

Film focuses on activities of M.O.S.T. (Mobilization Stop the Tour) seem gaining signatures for a petition to show the government in Auckland, New Zealand, where they argue with several white N.Z. racists. Shows leaflet printing at the campaign headquarters in Trade Union Centre in Auckland. Interview with organizer John Minto. auction of anti-apartheid art. Various marches timed to coincide on the 1st May are seen in Christchurch (where Nazi and South African flags are burnt together and a benefit concert by 'Herbs' is given), Wellington (where banned South African trade unionist Andrew Molofsane addresses a rally). Back at M.O.S.T. headquarters the success of the campaign is discussed, and the racist hate mail they have received is displayed. Closes with interviews with Donald Woods (journalist behind the Steve Biko story) and Tom Newnham.


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