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Mama Africa (2011)

Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

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Zenzile Monique Lee ...
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Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

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Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba  »

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€650,000 (estimated)
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Connections

Featured in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Soweto Blues
Performed by Miriam Makeba
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Interesting subject matter
1 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film at the hotdocs film fest in Toronto. I knew nothing of the subject matter, Miriam Makeba heading into it. Being a music enthusiast I was excited to see this movie and expand my musical history knowledge. The story of Mama Africa was moving, emotional, inspirational and left me wanting to learn more about her and her music. But as a movie I felt it lacked a flow or cohesion. The film was done using mostly archival footage as Miriam Makeba died shortly before filming started, leaving the director with a very difficult task. I enjoyed the documentary but felt it was sort of thrown together with whatever pieces were available.

Watch this film to learn more about the story of Mama Africa.


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