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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

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Through a chronological history of the South African liberation struggle, this documentary cites examples of the way that music was used in the fight for freedom. Songs united those who were being oppressed and gave those fighting a way to express their plight. The music consoled those incarcerated, and created an effective underground form of communication inside the prisons. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for some images of violence, and for momentary language | See all certifications »
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$14,181 (USA) (21 February 2003)

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$398,981 (USA) (2 May 2003)
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AMANDLA! is a must see piece of film making.
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An excellent blend of archival footage/music and interviews to impart a powerful message and involving film. Lee Hirsch and his team have done an amazing job in cataloging the music and passion of the freedom movement in South Africa during apartheid. Whether one is a fan of music, a documentary enthusiast, has an interest in the anti-apartheid movement or in post colonial Africa, AMANDLA! is a must see piece of film making.


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