THE SECRET SAFARI (Documentary)
Emerald Films & Maxi-D TV Productions 2001
The Secret Safari
The Secret Safaritells the story of the African National Congress’s most successful secret mission to smuggle guns into South Africa during the height of Apartheid. It is a character-driven journey of courage, cunning and suspense. In the early 1980s a company called ‘Africa Hinterland’ was created by the exiled operatives of the African National Congress. The company took tourists on sight seeing trips across the border into South Africa. Unbeknown to the tourists – mostly Australians and New Zealanders – under the seats of the truck were specially-designed secret compartments housing military arms and explosives destined for the frontline of the ANC’s military arm as it fought to end the notorious apartheid system. The ‘Africa Hinterland’ operation made some 40 trips across the treacherous South African border loaded with a tonne of weapons each journey and were never caught.
Producers: Sally Browning & David Max Brown
Director: Tom Zubrycki