The screening will be preceded by the announcement of the Film Africa 2012 award winners + a screening of the Silver Baobab best short African film
A moving tribute to renowned South African singer and activist, Miriam Makeba, this long-awaited documentary by Finnish director Kaurismäki bursts with the successes, surprises and sorrows of Makeba’s life. From Soweto to the United Nations, the film follows Makeba through her young years as a rising success in South Africa, into her decades of political exile and activitsm, her breakthrough as an international singing sensation, and her four marriages. Candid interviews are interwoven with stunning archival footage in this intriguing and emotional documentary about a woman who affectionately became known as the mother to a continent.
Dir. Mika Kaurismäki. Germany. 2011. 89 min. Print Source: Fortissimo
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb