The Shades Within

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The Shades Within

Writer Sara Beck reads her fictional account of a Canadian development worker living in post-apartheid South Africa. Each story is an encounter with a landscape, with cultures, a run-in with wildlife, discussions with former freedom fighters, a brush with Mandela, and words from the countless, faceless voices of the struggle against apartheid among them.

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Jan 7, 2007

Within pictures

The Shades Within
Anna shares her pictures from home.
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Sep 21, 2006

Phantoms, Fears

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Anna faces some fears she didn't know she had.
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Aug 29, 2006

Episode 9 - Surroundings

The Shades Within
In this episode, Anna gets into the community centre and into the community, whether she realizes it or not.
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Aug 10, 2006

Episode 8: Improper thoughts regarding a paintbrush

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The subtext of this episode is all about sounds and spaces, and how the two interact. The surface story, however, is about as subtle as Barbara. Anna begins to suspect that some stereotypes might just
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Jul 27, 2006

Episode 7: Language and lessons

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In this episode, Anna wrestles with the Xhosa language and learns how a language law ignited one woman’s struggle against apartheid.<br /> <br />
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Jul 13, 2006

Episode 6 - The work we choose

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This episode follows Angela, a woman from the township near Fort Francis, on a normal working day.
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Jun 14, 2006

Lost: one cocker spaniel

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Anna's first day finds her discovering the answer to the first of all those questions, and she finds herself transformed... but not quite into what she expected.
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May 9, 2006

Episode 2

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While Anna finds a way to make her dream of escape come true, well-meaning people begin to take the sheen off her bright and shiny vision of the Rainbow Nation.
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May 1, 2006

Episode 1 - An introduction to The Shades Within

The Shades Within
Welcome to the Shades Within. This episode introduces you to the program, to the main character of the story, Anna, and to the town of Fort Francis, South Africa.