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Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony

Author: Desireé MarkgraaffLee HirschSherry Simpson DeanVusi MahlaselaJeremy CroninAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003], ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Desireé Markgraaff; Lee Hirsch; Sherry Simpson Dean; Vusi Mahlasela; Jeremy Cronin; Hugh Masekela; Miriam Makeba; Sophie Mgcina; Dolly Rathebe; Sifiso Ntuli; Abdullah Ibrahim; Duma Ndlovu; Clive Sacke; Ivan Leathers; Brand Jordaan; Johanna Demetrakas; Kwela Productions (Firm); Bomb Films (Firm); Home Box Office (Firm); Cinemax (Firm); Ford Foundation.; South African Broadcasting Corporation.; Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52926304
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
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.
Credits: Cinematographers, Clive Sacke, Ivan Leathers, Brand Jordaan ; editor, Johanna Demetrakas.
Cast: Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, 2002: Audience Award - Documentary (Lee Hirsch).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some images of violence, and for momentary language.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby 5.1 digital surround; Dolby 2.0 digital; widescreen (1.77:1 aspect ratio).
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.

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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.

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