VNS, formed by Laurence Dworkin, Brian Tilley and Mokoenyana Molete was a full time unit that worked closely with the unions, civic and youth groups within South Africa and co-ordinated directly with the ANC in exile. The archive built up over this period is the most comprehensive and in-depth of that period running to three thousand hours. The unit covered strikes, clashes with police, funerals, union congresses, communities organising and many other struggle issues.
Afravision is creating archive based programming that aims to bring this valuable material to life again and make it more useful in society.
The aim with both these series, is not to make FILMS out of the archive, but to process them into a form that allows viewers to interface with the past in an engaging and direct way.