This soul-stirring documentary, winner of the Audience Award at Sundance in 2002, uses exclusive interviews and rare film footage to document the vital role of music in the nearly half-century struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The film, which took nine years to make, is a testimony to the power of song and its ability to fuel the struggle for freedom. (35mm, 2002, dir. Lee Hirsch, 108 min.)
Followed by a Q&A with Shana Redmond, associate professor of musicology and African American studies at UCLA.
This program is part of People Power, a film series that explores successful grassroots political movements around the world.
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