12 Mar 2010
A "Dream Deferred" is a documentary made to accompany the book, "Forgotten Voices in the Present." The book and documentary compile the "oral histories" of some of South Africa's poorest residents who recount their experience of living in the post-apartheid era.
According to information provided by the South African History Archives, "The book is made up of carefully selected excerpts of in-depth interviews with residents of Maandagshoek, Rammolutsi and Sebokeng." It is authored by Dale T. McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.
Featured in this post, the documentary provides unique footage of the people who participated in this "oral histories" project -- talking about their lives, dreams, aspirations, expectations and disappointments. They offer a rarely heard and important perspective.