• Short Summary

    Five thousand books, most of which are banned by the South African government, are bout to be carried on a hazardous sea voyage from Britain to Namibia in protest at the Vorster administration's control over the United Nations Territory.

  • Description

    Five thousand books, most of which are banned by the South African government, are bout to be carried on a hazardous sea voyage from Britain to Namibia in protest at the Vorster administration's control over the United Nations Territory.

    SYNOPSIS: The books are being taken to South West Africa in a converted fishing boat, the Golden Harvest. The crew of the boat expect to take at least three months to reach their destination. At Portsmouth, the Golden Harvest was loaded with the 5,000 books, and the crew hope to pick up more at ports of call during the voyage. Most of the books are banned by the South African Government of Premier John Vorster.

    The books being take include works on African history, economics, politics and development, as wells as modern novels and poetry. They're being taken in defiance of the South African authorities as a protest against what the organisers of the voyage call the illegal presence of South Africa in Namibia.

    The crew come from several difference countries, including Ireland, England, Australia, West Germany, New Zealand and the United States. They plan to deliver the books to Namibian nationalist groups, but have been told it's unlikely they'll be allowed in the country.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACHYQZUEGNNLG6W16FXP4AV2X6
    Media URN:
    VLVACHYQZUEGNNLG6W16FXP4AV2X6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment