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Cinematographer Chris Menges Makes His Directorial Debut.

Cinematographer and director Chris Menges. His new film, "A World Apart," opens soon. The film deals with the relationship between a white woman, politically committed to the fight against apartheid in South Africa, and her 13-year-old daughter's attempts to understand the political choices her mother has made. Menges is Britain's foremost cinematographer and the winner of two Oscars for his camera work on "The Killing Fields" and "The Mission." "A World Apart" is his first feature film as a director. Menges has directed several documentaries for British television, including East 103rd Street.

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Other segments from the episode on June 14, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 14, 1988: Interview with Chris Menges; Commentary on The Flamingos; Interview with Sylvia Syms; Commentary on the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "The Pledge of Allegiance…

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