BHM Film: Mama Africa Miriam Makeba

31 October 2018

Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Forced into exile in 1959, Miriam Makeba fought for the oppressed most importantly for Black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. This documentary traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries

As part of Serendipity’s year round programme celebrating Black History Month every day, BHM Film brings together a collection of thought provoking documentaries and independent cinema.

Dir: Mika Kaurismäki

 

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