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MOYEN Métrage | 2007
Breaking the line
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 45 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


L’Afrique du Sud est une nation folle de sport. Ainsi, le rugby a toujours été racialisé et même aujourd’hui, ce qui fait que l’équipe nationale traîne toujours une polémique sur sa composition.

Afrique du Sud, 2007, 45 min
Réal : Tamarin Kaplan


South Africa is a sport mad nation. Yet, rugby has always been racialised and even today, who makes the team remains a contentious issue. In the Eastern Cape, the Watson brothers and a handful of white friends, joined Kwaru (the black Kwazakele Rugby Union). As word of the non-racial team spread, there were alarmed reactions, death threats and the then Minister of Sport, Piet Koornhoff tried to prevent a much-publicised game with the mixed team. This absorbing slice of sporting history is told through archive footage and interviews with former Kwaru players, and apartheid-era rugby stalwarts such as Morne du Plessis and Dr. Danie Craven.

South Africa, 2007, 45 min
Dir: Tamarin Kaplan
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