1 user

Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993)



Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrick Harris ...
Malcolm X
Danny Carter ...
Malcolm's Man
Martin Boothe ...
Malcolm's Man
Byron O. Hurlock ...
Malcolm's Man
Edward George ...
Malcolm's Man
Tricia Rose ...
Malcolm's Mother
Theodore L. Cash ...
Malcolm's Father
Olamide Faison ...
Young Malcolm
Tiffany Nelson ...
Tiffany Tate ...
Autobiography Reading (voice)
Toni Cade Bambara ...
Commentary (voice)
Cocoa Fusco ...
FBI Files Reading (as Coco Fusco)
Wilfred X ...
(as Wilfred Little)
Betty Shabazz


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sedm písní pro Malcolma X  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Too short to fully explore Malcolm, but interesting in its poetic approach
20 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

A quiet, almost poetic approach to a short (52 min) documentary on Malcolm X, his life, philosophy and assassination.

Obviously 52 minutes isn't nearly enough to truly explore the man and his long complex journey, but Akomfrah instead provides insightful interview clips from many who knew Malcolm at various times in his life (shot more interestingly than most documentary 'talking heads'), interesting historic film clips, and many 'staged' moments.

But instead of trying to re-enact history (something that almost always fails), Akomfrah creates surreal almost painting-like tableaux; a young Malcolm standing staring at a bird cage. An older Malcolm, friends and family out of focus in the background, holding a sign that says "I made me".

These turn the film from a familiar documentary, into something more artistic and personal.

Far from the definitive film on Malcolm X, but a worthy addition to the exploration of his life, times and legacy.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show