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Season 23, Episode 4 Promised Land

First Aired: July 6, 2010

An incisive examination of land reform in South Africa, which was promised by Nelson Mandela in 1994 to rectify the wrongs of the country's apartheid past but has proved problematic in the years since. The doc tells both sides of the story, focusing on black claimants seeking ancestral lands and white landowners who don't believe they should be penalized for historical wrongs. Among the subjects is Hannes Visser, who was forced to sell his farm and meatpacking plant by the government.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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