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The Roy Faires Collection - Interview with Wendy and Donald Woods (1987)

Austin History Center

Sound | 1987

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  •  Roy Faires asks the couple about the reality of certain scenes 
  •  Wendy Woods discusses the experience of their children following their exile to England 
  •  Lord Donald Woods predicts what will happen in South Africa. The country did not completely end its system of apartheid until 1994 with the democratic general elections.  
  •  Faires films his questions and reactions 
 
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In this unedited interview for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires sits down with South African antiapartheid activists Wendy Woods and her husband, Lord Donald Woods, to talk about the film Cry Freedom (1987). The film was based on a pair of books written by Donald under the same name. Actors Penelope Wilton and Kevin Kline portrayed the couple in the film. In the interview, Wendy and Donald discuss the reality of certain scenes and their experience of living in exile. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.