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How did Apartheid happen, and how did it finally end? - Thula Simpson

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For 46 years, South Africans lived under Apartheid, a strict policy of segregation that barred the country’s Black majority from skilled, high-paying jobs, quality education, voting, and much more. So, how did these laws come to be? And how did this era of institutionalized discrimination finally come to an end? Thula Simpson explores how colonization led to the national trauma of Apartheid.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Thula Simpson
  • Director Aya Marzouk
  • Animation Studio Giraffics
  • Narrator Safia Elhillo
  • Storyboard Artist Salah Hassan
  • Animatic by Aya Quandeel, Loay Ashraf, Alia Wahby, Nermeen Azab, Hussein Medhat, Mohamed Gabal
  • Animation Supervisor Aya Quandeel
  • Animator Ahmed Halaby, Hussein Medhat, Loay Ashraf, Nermeen Azab, Maged ElMoghazy, Khaled Mosbah
  • Compositor Hussein Medhat
  • Giraffics Producer Habiba El Khashab
  • Art Director Aya Marzouk
  • Character Designer Amr ElAttar
  • Illustrator Assem Essam, Gehan Mounir, Sandra Mouneer, Amr ElSawy
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • vocals Luyolo Lenga
  • Instruments played by Luyolo Lenga Uhadi (Calabash bow), Umrhubhe (Mouth bow) , Isitolotolo (Jaw harp) , Masengwane (Friction drum)
  • Produced by Gerta Xhelo, Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Stephanie Honchell Smith
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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