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Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With an uplifting mood that celebrates the victory of black South Africans who fought against Apartheid, AMANDLA shows how music and song played an essential role in the fight for freedom. The film focuses on the important spiritual sustenance that freedom music played in the long road to a free South Africa.
    • Rating - some images of violence, and for momentary language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 14498

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Dense with sound and information....It moves with a swift, lilting rhythm that is of a piece with the musical heritage it explores..."
    New York Times

    "...[The] tension -- between uplift and violence, transcendence and rage -- is at the heart of AMANDLA!..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Johanna Demetrakas' editing is magnificent at orchestrating and balancing potentially conflicting moods to build a consistent tone all the movie's own..."
    USA Today

    "...AMANDLA! -- from the Xhosa word for power -- certainly tells a tale of fine humanism..."
    Box Office

    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...AMANDLA is a music documentary and a political documentary and then some. It leaves you stirred and uplifted not only by its music but also by the determination and courage of the people who sang and danced it on the way to a freer life..."
    Los Angeles Times

    Total Film

    "[I]mmensely moving..."
    Sight and Sound

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