The long fight for South African freedom is documented in Lee Hirsch's film, Amandla! This tribute to the South African people and the power of song is an extraordinary testament to the struggle for freedom.The Africanist Activist Association and the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center are sponsoring a special film screening of Amandla! Revolution in Four Part Harmony. Lee Hirsch's documentary is an extraordinary testament to the power of song and a heartfelt tribute to the South African people who harnessed that power in their long fight for freedom. Amandla! reveals many freedom songs to be a communal effort, and one that sometimes goes back generations. The film also reached out to world-renowned musicians Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Abdullah Ibrahim, artists whose music communicated so much about South Africa's quest for freedom. The screening will be followed by a discussion period with producer Sherry Simpson.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1209B Bunche Hall (1st floor)
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Parking is available in parking structure 3 for $7.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, African Activist Association