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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony -- Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.
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Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony -- Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

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6 November 2003 (Australia) See more »
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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The True Story of The Black South African Struggle. See more (10 total) »

Cast

 

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (voice)
F.W. de Klerk ... Himself (archive footage)
Abdullah Ibrahim ... Himself

Jesse Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Duma Ka Ndlovu ... Himself
Ronnie Kasrils ... Himself
Sibongile Khumalo ... Herself
Vusi Mahlasela ... Himself

Miriam Makeba ... Herself

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Winnie Mandela ... Herself (archive footage)
Hugh Masekela ... Himself
Sophie Mgcina ... Herself
Thandi Modise ... Herself
Sifiso Ntuli ... Himself
Sibusiso Nxumalo ... Himself
Dolly Rathebe ... Herself
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd ... Himself (archive footage)
Lindiwe Zulu ... Herself

Directed by
Lee Hirsch 
 
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Lee Hirsch 

Produced by
Johnathan Dorfman .... producer: ATO Pictures
Temple Fennell .... producer: ATO Pictures
Lee Hirsch .... producer
Desireé Markgraaff .... co-producer
Sherry Simpson .... executive producer
Sherry Simpson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Brand Jordaan 
Ivan Leathers 
Clive Sacke 
Clive Sackie 
 
Film Editing by
Johanna Demetrakas 
 
Sound Department
Stuart Deutsch .... sound recordist
Bob Edwards .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Edwards .... sound recordist
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transferer
Noah Katz .... sound editorial technical support
Conrad Kuhne .... sound recordist
Andile Mavimbela .... sound assistant
Al Nelson .... supervising sound editor
Juan Peralta .... sound mix technician
Mark Purcell .... machine room operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist (as Ron Roumas)
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Rudolph .... motion control photographer
 
Editorial Department
Miguel Aguilar .... editor: title sequence
Miguel Aguilar .... film editor: music segment
John Allen .... additional editor
Geof Bartz .... consulting editor
Miranda Cristofani .... post-production coordinator
Michael T. Forrest .... on-line editor
Todd Iorio .... colorist
Todd Iorio .... on-line editor
Sean Mattini .... on-line editor (as Sean Afshar)
Josh Newman .... first assistant editor
Josh Newman .... on-line editor
James Renfroe .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kirk Denson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Eliza Hindmarch .... publicist
Mavis Khanye .... production secretary
Sharon Simpson .... educational consultant
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
 
Thanks
Mandy Jacobson .... thanks
Vuyisile Mini .... dedicatee
Welcome Msumi .... special thanks
Walter Santucci .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some images of violence, and for momentary language
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108 min
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Australia:PG | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The True Story of The Black South African Struggle., 22 August 2004
Author: colinnz from New Zealand

The definitive documentary for illustrating the struggle of the black South Africans,as told through the eyes of the White prison guards and executioners, black activists & Musicians. Some of the straight forward comments from the black activists, remain embellished in my mind.

"The train was Africa's first tragedy" (highlighting the need for the large corporates to mobilise the cheap black labour)& "We were treated like s*** and we still never smashed the place up"(showing how much they loved their country) The way in which the townships and their matchbox houses were quickly erected, and then demolished so that the black labour could be moved on to the next corporate project,effectively explains how black labour is no more than a dispensable and renewable chattel, a sort of nomadic feudalism destroying any sense of community. And finally the music which puts to shame the commercialised manufactured dross we hear on today's radio, masquerading as Jazz & Blues.

The superb piece of music towards the end in the dark dingy club,where the female black singer with the haunting pitch delivers the names of those who died in the struggle,would moisten the eyes of the most hardened cynic.

Could the world be in for an explosive treat of Black South African roots, jazz, rhythm and blues music? I hope so.

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