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Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

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Sunday, Aug 31, 2008
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Amandala2002, USA / South Africa, Lee Hirsch (documentary)

This stunning film tells the story of protest music in South Africa — but as it does so, it tells the story of the struggle against apartheid itself. Through archival footage and interviews with musicians, freedom fighters, and even members of the former government police, Amandla! creates a vivid and powerful portrait of how music was crucial not only to communicating a political message beyond words, but also to the resistance itself — how songs bonded communities, buoyed resistance in the face of bullets and tear gas, and sowed fear in the ruling elite. Also check out Rhythm of Resistance – Black South African Music (1990). Heard good things about it but haven’t seen it yet.

For more details, see tt0303297 on The Internet Movie Database.

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