February 20, 1990 |
Prints of the anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom," seized by police from 30 South African theaters on its opening day in July, 1988, have been returned and the distributing company said Monday it will re-release the film April 27, nearly two years after its originally scheduled premiere. United International Pictures, the film's distributor here, said in a statement that it saw no remaining obstacles to the nationwide release of "Cry Freedom."
June 4, 1990 |
South African journalist Donald Woods says the United States suffers from a "cult of conservative selfishness" that propels "salesmen" into public office. Woods, who wrote the biography of anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko, gave the keynote address Saturday on the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts. Woods, who lived in exile for 12 years, said American economic sanctions against his homeland contributed in part to Nelson R. Mandela's release.
June 8, 1988 |
After months of delays and official threats, Sir Richard Attenborough's film "Cry Freedom"--documenting the death of black student leader Steven Biko and the persecution of white publisher Donald Woods--will be released in South Africa next month, the distributors said Tuesday. Peter Dignan, managing director of United International Pictures South Africa, said the decision to release the film was made after meetings with senior management in London.
January 13, 1988 |
Legal action will be taken against Johannesburg newspapers that advertised director Richard Attenborough's anti-apartheid film, "Cry Freedom," even though it was approved for exhibition by South African censors.
October 22, 1995
I watched the first two episodes of "JAG" (NBC, Saturdays) and found them quite entertaining. However, something has occurred more than once in each show that simply makes me cringe. This "something" is when the actors salute each other when they are not covered (do not have a hat on). Unless the rules have changed since I was in the U.S. Navy, which I sincerely doubt, I wish that they would stop this non-naval practice. Donald Edward Woods, Fountain Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1985 |
South African journalist and author Donald Woods will speak on "Apartheid and the Continuing Tragedy of South Africa" at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in UC Irvine's Science Lecture Hall. A fifth-generation white South African, Woods escaped from his native country after being placed under house arrest for journalistically criticizing the death of black South African leader Bantu Stephen Biko. Woods was the author of Biko's biography, and after its publication, Woods was forbidden to write or speak in public.