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Music DVD 131
Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
Kwela Productions in association with Bomb Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, the Ford Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation ; producers, Desireé Markgraaff, Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean ; director, Lee Hirsh.
Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, .
1 DVD (103 min.) : sound, color
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Kwela Productions (Firm)
Bomb Films (Firm)
Home Box Office (Firm)
HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Dean, Sherry Simpson
Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu.
Cinematographers, Clive Sacke, Ivan Leathers, Brand Jordaan ; editor, Johanna Demetrakas.
Originally released as a television motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Dave Matthews interview; q&a with director, producer and Vusi Mahlasela; production notes; sing-along; commentary; 40 minutes deleted scenes/musical performances; trailers.
Apartheid South Africa.
Music Social aspects South Africa.
Human rights workers South Africa.
Motion pictures, South African.
Motion pictures, American.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.