Mission AbroadThe Department of Afro-American Research and Culture (DAARAC) has built a reputation of discovering and presenting lost treasures of Black Cinema. Our mission
|Joe Bullet (1973)|
About Joe Bullet (info courtesy of Retro Afrika Bioscope)Produced in 1971, Joe Bullet was one of the first South African films featuring an all-African cast, and starred Ken Gampu, of the first black South African actors to appear in Hollywood films.
Joe Bullet was independently released in 1973 in the Eyethu cinema in Soweto, and after only two screenings, the film was banned by the then Apartheid government. The film was later unbanned after special appeal and a personal screening to the Minister of Communications. The film was, however, never released again and simply disappeared.
DAARAC's New Partnership with Gravel Road Distribution Group
As we move forward from here, we will keep everyone updated on the latest releases and provide a master list of South African Blaxplotiation titles as they are presented. Many of these films have been seen by few, but like we did with the Blaxploitation era here in the U.S.A.; we can bring life to a sleeping movement that was similar to the American Civil Rights Movement, but in another region of the world where Black's were fighting against oppression.
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