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South Africa: Beyond A Miracle

  "South Africa: Beyond a Miracle"
(2001; 55 minutes), chronicles the evolution of South Africa from the tragic years of apartheid to exhilarating elections, and finally to the cautious hopes of building a strong democracy.

Shot on location in Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria, Capetown, Port Elizabeth, and Durban, the documentary features interviews from witnesses-representing various geographical areas and profession-to the rebirth of South Africa.
The interviews were conducted by Boston journalist Clark Booth. John Michalczyk and BC alumnus Paul Goudreau are the producers. Executive producers are Boston College Theologian Rev. Raymond Helmick, SJ and Dr. Rodney Petersen, Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute. Funding for "Beyond a Miracle" was provided by BC, BTI, Martin Fund/Boston Foundation and the Thomas Tracy Family Foundation. Music for the documentary was composed by Vuk Kulenovic, with South African collaboration. The film had its world premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in April, 2001 and aired on PBS television station WGBH-Boston in October, 2001. The film was shown in March, 2003 in Paris, France for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

For Distribution, Contact:
Luke O'Connell
(212) 685-6242
130 Madison Ave., 2nd Floor
NewYork, NY 10016-7038
loconnell@cinemaguild.com
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For Information, Contact:
John J. Michalczyk
(617) 552-3895
john.michalczyk@bc.edu