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Mama Africa

Fri, Mar 13 / 7 pm
Sat, Mar 14 / 3 pm
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
2011, Finland / Germany, 90 min
French and English with subtitles

A wonderful portrait of the legendary African singer Miriam Makeba, from her appearance at a United Nations convention urging it to boycott the South African government, to her charismatic live performances. Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with friends and family, the film outlines her life. Blacklisted in South Africa after appearing in Lionel Rogosin’s political exposé Come Back, Africa (1959), she was boycotted by the US music industry for her political activism and her 1968 marriage to Black Power leader Stokely Carmichael, before settling in Guinea.

Sponsored by Groundswell.

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A truly amazing life story...genuinely inspiring. Piecing together archive footage of her inimitably charismatic live performances and interviews with friends and family, this film manages to do justice to Makeba’s wonderful talent and noble activism.
- Robert Munro, Eye for Film
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