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Grensoorlog 1969

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This 26 part documentary series is a powerful revelation of a secret war – the SOUTH

AFRICAN BUSH WAR. The Bush war lasted from 1966 until 1989, making it one of

Africa's longest conflicts. The Bush War was fought in Northern Namibia (former South

West Africa), and also in Southern Angola - so-called 'Operational Area' or 'Border'.

For the fi rst time ever – we reveal previously censored military footage which unashamedly

tells the story of the true events of South Africa's Secret Bush War. This series packs a

powerful punch providing an intimate, sometimes shocking, yet balanced glimpse of an

important era in Africa's history.

GRENSOORLOG constitutes a literal unburdening for those whose voices have been silenced

for so long. The viewer is taken on a journey that moves through a bloody November 1975

(Angolan Independence) and culminates into the Cuban military victory over South African

Defence Force at Cuito Cuanavale (1988). GRENOORLOG offers new perspectives on the

Border War through paradigms of diplomatic and military history and cultural studies.

Those interviewed have challenged the boundaries, broken the silences and even tackled

some of the taboos about the war.

1 season

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