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Written by: Gemma Hooley
Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev,Gemma Hooley
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June 16, 1976 - Hector Petersen, a 13-year-old South African student is shot and killed during a massive demonstration to protest apartheid laws in South Africa. The photograph of the fatally wounded Petersen being carried from the scene appeared throughout the world and he became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. A generation later, June 16 is still a day of remembrance, particularly in Soweto, where Petersen was killed. Producer Gemma Hooley traces the path that several people close to the scene took after the Soweto uprising was finished.

The Soundprint documentary series features the best work of top radio producers. The award-winning documentaries are renowned for drawing the listener into the story with compelling interviews, authentic voices and rich sound. From memoirs to science, health and popular culture, Soundprint creates a powerful experience the listener will not soon forget.

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Soundprint Executive Producer: Moira Rankin
Technical Director: Anna Maria de Freitas
Managing Producer: Gemma Hooley
Audio Engineer: Robin Wise
Production Assistant: Dave Kelly

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