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Amandla!

A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
Title: Amandla!
a revolution in four part harmony
[videorecording]
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a television motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Q & A with director, producer and Vusi, Vusi at Joe's pub, director and producer commentary, Dave Matthews interview, deleted scenes, sing-a-long, Amandla! production notes, theatrical trailer, and trailer gallery.
Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some images of violence, and for momentary language.
Awards & Distinctions: Sundance Film Festival, 2002: Audience Award - Documentary (Lee Hirsch).
Local Note: 1
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.8009 AMA
Statement of Responsibility: Kwela Productions in association with Bomb Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, the Ford Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation ; producers, Desireé Markgraaff, Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean ; director, Lee Hirsh
Credits: Cinematographers, Clive Sacke, Ivan Leathers, Brand Jordaan ; editor, Johanna Demetrakas.
Performers: Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu.
System Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby 5.1 digital surround; Dolby 2.0 digital; widescreen (1.77:1 aspect ratio).
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Apartheid South Africa Video recordings. Music Social aspects South Africa Video recordings. Human rights workers South Africa Video recordings. South Africa Songs and music Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Apartheid
Music
Human rights workers
Publisher No: 14498
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Aug 02, 2011
  • John_McGovern rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Illustrates the incredible power and role of music in ending apartheid in S. Africa.

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