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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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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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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)
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
108 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional Use of Song and how it Reflected The Struggle in South Africa, 1 February 2003
Author: HoustonKing from United States

Amandla! is one of the first documentaries about the fight against apartheid in South Africa. More importantly, it tells the story in a way that is inspirational, funny, factual and humanizes the struggle.

The film was the most decorated film at Sundance 2002, where it won the Audience Award for Documentaries and the Freedom of Expression Award.

I have seen it many times. Each time I try to hide the tears that well up in my eyes and control the pride I feel for knowing the people of South Africa. It is difficult to capture the warmth and dignity of the African people in the face of poverty and oppression but Amandla! succeeds.

Don't let your preconceptions of Africa last a day longer - go see this film and see the world is a little larger than you thought.

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