Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony (DVD video, 2003) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony

Author: Lee HirschSherry Simpson DeanDesireé MarkgraaffVusi MahlaselaJeremy CroninAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003] ©2002
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Sundance Film Festival Awards
Feature films
Songs and music
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Hirsch; Sherry Simpson Dean; Desireé Markgraaff; Vusi Mahlasela; Jeremy Cronin; Hugh Masekela; Miriam Makeba; Sophie Mgcina; Dolly Rathebe; Sifiso Ntuli; Abdullah Ibrahim; Duma Ndlovu; Johanna Demetrakas; Clive Sacke; Ivan Leathers; Brand Jordaan; Dave Matthews; ATO Pictures,; Kwela Productions (Firm),; Bomb Films (Firm),; HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films,; Ford Foundation,; South African Broadcasting Corporation,; Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm),
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 52926304
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; Trailer gallery.
Credits: Edited by Johanna Demetrakas ; cinematographers, Clive Sacke, Ivan Leathers, Brand Jordaan.
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.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby 5.1 digital surround; Dolby 2.0 digital; widescreen (1.77:1 aspect ratio).
Responsibility: ATO Pictures ; Kwela Productions in association with Bomb Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, the Ford Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation ; executive producer, Sherry Simpson Dean ; South African producer, Desireé Markgraaff ; produced by Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean ; directed by Lee Hirsh.

Abstract:

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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