Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  25 minutes
Date:  2000
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Regopstaan's Dream

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Kalahari Bushmen fight to live on ancestral land in South Africa.

Life - Regopstaan's Dream

On March 21st, 1999, at a ceremony in the Kalahari desert, 300 of the world's remaining Bushmen were granted 125,000 acres of their own land for the first time by the South African government.

25 years earlier, they'd been evicted from the Kalahari by the previous, apartheid government of South Africa who said they were 'too westernized' to cohabit with the wild animals in the National Park.

Forced to live in shanty conditions on a patch of land just outside the park, their eviction was just one more chapter in a genocide that had gone on for generations -- white settlers who arrived in South Africa in the 17th century had actually hunted the Bushmen for sport. As South Africa's respected broadsheet, The Mail and Weekly, summed it up, the Bushmen's story is 'the most brutal, yet ignored, shame in this country's history.'

Regopstaan Krupier was an elder in the Khomani clan of the Bushmen who initiated the fight to regain control of their ancestral lands. Regopstaan's Dream follows the story of his son, Dawid Krupier's campaign to make the dream come true -- by making sure the South African government honor their agreement to allow him and his extended family rights to live in their Kalahari home.

'Against very long odds, the San of the Kalahari have rebounded from the brink of extinction and, as this film details, are now locked in an ironic legal battle to regain a piece of their ancestral homeland.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado

Citation

Main credits

Walker, Christopher (film director)
Pascalo, Paulat (film producer)
Fox, David (editor of moving image work)
Richards, Jenny (film producer)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Lamb, Robert (editor of moving image work)
Chennels, Roger (on-screen participant)
Kruiper, Dawid (on-screen participant)
Kruiper, Hendrik (on-screen participant)
Kruiper, Vetpriet (on-screen participant)
Engelbrecht, Martin (on-screen participant)
Steenkamp, Andries (on-screen participant)
Hanekom, Derek (on-screen participant)
Msimang, Msuvo (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Editor, David Fox; executive producer, Jenny Richards; series producer, Luke Gawin; series editor, Robert Lamb.


Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Chris Walker

Television Trust for the Environment
Chris Walker
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin

Docuseek2 subjects

South Africa
Race and Racism
Indigenous Peoples
African History
Government Policy
Human Rights
Sociology
Cultural Anthropology
Historical Anthropology

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
History
Human Rights
Humanities
Indigenous Peoples
International Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations

Keywords

; "Regopstaan's Dream"; Bullfrog Films

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