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The RT documentary https://youtu.be/9aDFtugjlKc
The Velikoretsky Procession of the Cross; the oldest, longest and by far the biggest of many in Russia. 40,000 pilgrims from all over country walk 160 kilometers for 5 days following the icon of St. Nicolay the Wonderworker. RT meets some of the Orthodox devotees and delves into what motivates them to take part in this challenging and demanding pilgrimage.
Many thanks to Alexandra Burce for the find and her Article.
This is a very well-made and emotionally engaging documentary about South Africa today, with a primary focus on the growing group of disenfranchised white Afrikaners, squatting in public parks and on former landfills, in what some of them feel is due to the “reverse Apartheid” of the very aggressive affirmative action-type policies which are now in place, whereby it is nigh impossible for these lower class whites to get hired.
The presenter is British of African descent, which adds a very interesting dimension to this story about what has become of these hapless descendants of the Boers, who imposed the extremely cruel and violent system of racial Apartheid.
Apartheid was enforced until 1994, when Nelson Mandela was duly elected President of South Africa, a country remarkable on that Continent for never having undergone a coup d’état.
The bitterness of the 80% black majority of South Africans, after centuries of unfathomable oppression will take time to heal. While many blacks have risen to middle or upper classes, the overall unemployment rate of blacks has grown between 1994 and 2003. The current corrupt ANC-led government is failing to achieve both economic growth and redistribution of wealth. Since they took power, South Africa has fallen steadily in the UN’s Human Development Index, whereas it had been steadily rising until the mid-1990s.