End of an Era

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ENGLISH 01-Jan-1975 00:17:35
At a historic meeting in Lisbon in 1975, after many years of confrontation, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization and the Portuguese Government found common ground on the issue of decolonization and the Portuguese territories of Africa, the change of government in Portugal and the eventual triumph of the liberations movements in the former colonies. The film concludes with a brief description of the Special Committee`s unfinished business in southern Africa.
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The Lisbon Session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization in June 1975 marked an historical turning point. After nearly fifteen years of confrontation, the Committee and the Portuguese Government had found common ground in the issue of decolonization
In the context of this historic session, the film "END OF AN ERA" highlights the struggle for freedom in the Portuguese territories of Africa, the change of government in Portugal and the eventual triumph of the liberation movements.
The Committee still has "unfinished business" in Southern Africa, namely the question of Southern Rhodesia and Namibia. The film briefly describes the current situation in these two areas and the international committee's determination to solve this question.
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Geographic Subjects
Creator
Ramakantha Sarma, Producer and Director; Gilbert Lauzun, Executive Producer; A United Nations Film
Contributors
Larry Paola, Film Editor; Ivan Stoynov, Cameraman; Willaim Van Vynck, Sound Recordist; Steve Whitehouse, Commentary Writer; Peter Thomas, Narrator Music Selections Courtesy of Aguatela Portugesa
Physical Format
BETACAM SP
Colour
Color
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Parent ID
840228
Asset ID
2045178