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Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa
Photos By: Eloise Bollack
Statue of Nelson Mandela in building entrance. In every country he is revered by the population.
View from the High Table Mountain in Cape Town. The background Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for much of his life.
Plate with the map of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Complex cells of Constitution Hill, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Zulu shaman walks down Constitution Hill complex.
Poster with the name of Nelson Mandela is hanging on a building in Pretoria.
Woman walks through the streets of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa and where Nelson Mandela was hospitalized.
Artist paints a picture with the image of the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Road signs with the name of Nelson Mandela. Across the country, we see references to his name.
Constitution Hill housed prisoners until 1983, when it was closed. In 1995, the Constitutional Court justices began looking for a permanent location for the new Court.
A resident walks past a mural of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela in Soweto, where he once lived.
The dark heart of Constitution Hill Prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in Johannesburg.
A woman is seen at the entrance of Nelson Mandela's old House in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The dark heart of Constitution Hill, prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in Johannesburg.
Photos By: Eloise Ballock
Ministers dance during the ANC open sessions at the Durban City Hall.
Refugees from Rwanda have been waiting for a change in their country since the Genocide of 1994.
Many more have arrived over the intervening years fleeing persecution and a progressively falling standard of living in the countryside.
The Rwandan government and the UNHCR have been pressuring governments in 12 countries to push the refugees back home.
In many instances, the Rwandan government uses spies and bribes are paid to disrupt and confuse the refugees, making it hard for them to organize.
Stateless gives the overview of the failure of the UNHCR and Rwanda to give a lasting and safe home for the refugees. It also points out failures of the UNHCR in the institution of it's own mandates regarding article 51 on refugees and the "Cessation Clause".
Because of a small group of refugees and dedicated Human Rights defenders, Rwanda and the UNHCR were thwarted in instituting the forced return of refugees in all but 3 of the 12 countries that have been pressured to accept the terms of the UN clause on refugees.
Featuring Paul Rusesabagina (of Hotel Rwanda fame) and Theogene Rudesingwa, former Rwandan Ambassador to the United States (now in exile).
Much of the film was shot by the refugees themselves.
Portfolio: Marize de Klerk - Video Journalist & Producer