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Hokonui Todd Television – 1991 Documentary

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Hokonui Todd is a portrait of African statesman Sir Garfield Todd (1908 - 2002). Todd was an outspoken supporter of black right to self determination in Rhodesia (which became Zimbabwe in 1980, after a bloody civil war). Here Todd and wife Gracie reflect on their lives: from their "egalitarian" New Zealand upbringing; their arrival in Rhodesia as missionary farmers; Todd's time as Prime Minister; being imprisoned by Ian Smith's racist white regime (along with daughter Judith); to emerging as a "conscience of the country" burdened with postcolonial troubles.

Key Cast & Crew

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Alison Langdon

Producer

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David Lange

Narrator

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Pamela Meekings-Stewart

Executive Producer

Produced by

Limehurst Films

Source

Visionary Film and TV

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Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Visionary Film and TV Ltd.

Acknowledgements

Produced in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ on Air.

Music

Vukuzenzele Co-operative, Dadaya High School.