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Mama Africa (2011)

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Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki
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Credited cast:
Miriam Makeba ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bageot Bah Bageot Bah ... Self
Harry Belafonte ... Self (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael ... Self (archive footage)
Kathleen Cleaver ... Self (as Kathleen Neal Cleaver)
Leopoldo Fleming Leopoldo Fleming ... Self
Lorraine Gordon Lorraine Gordon ... Self
Angélique Kidjo ... Self
Abigail Kubeka Abigail Kubeka ... Self
Bongi Makeba Lee Bongi Makeba Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Nelson Lumumba Lee Nelson Lumumba Lee ... Self
Zenzile Monique Lee Zenzile Monique Lee ... Self
Sipho Mabuse Sipho Mabuse ... Self
Nelson Mandela ... Self (archive footage)
Winnie Mandela ... Self (archive footage)
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Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Soweto Blues
Performed by Miriam Makeba
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This film really flows!
5 May 2011 | by bellumaSee all my reviews

It sometimes surprises me how people see films so differently. I read here another review of Mama Africa and disagree with what it says about the film. I also find the the subject matter very interesting, but I also find the film is very well made, the story was exceptionally well told and constructed. Besides being so informative, it is also very entertaining and emotional. My only concern during the film was, that I hoped it would not end. I saw the film at the Berlin Film Festival in February and my impression was that most people in the audience felt like me. I did hardly know anything about Miriam Makeba before seeing the film, but it made me her fan, what amazing woman she was.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mama Africa See more »

Filming Locations:

Guinea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,495, 21 January 2018

Gross USA:

$10,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,749
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Stereo
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