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Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony [DVD] [2002]

Lee Hirsch's 2002 documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony comes to DVD from Artisan. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in the original Afrikaans language with optional English subtitles. An audio commentary track is provided by director Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson. Special features start off with an interview with Dave Matthews. The featurettes include "Q & A with the Director, Producer, and Vusi" and "Vusi at Joe's Pub." Other features include trailers, deleted scenes, and a karaoke sing-along. This is an excellent presentation of an award-winning film that did not receive a wide theatrical release in the U.S.
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    Overview

    Special Features


    • 16:9 widescreen version
    • 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
    • Dave Matthews interview
    • Q&A with director, producer and Vusi Mahlasela
    • Vusi at Joe's Pub
    • Amandla! production notes
    • Sing-along
    • Commentary with director and producer
    • Interactive menus
    • Digitally mastered
    • 45 minutes deleted scenes/musical performances, including full version of "Coal Train (Stimela)" by Hugh Masekela
    • Trailer gallery
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony
    Lee Hirsch spent nine years putting together the ambitious documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. The film records the history of music being used as a form of social protest against Apartheid in South Africa. Interviews and archival footage help to tell the tales of figures like Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Vuyisile Mini. Mini's songs became such a powerful social force that his remains were exhumed and reburied in order to show proper respect after the end of Apartheid. This look at political oppression and the courage required to fight it was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Abdullah Ibrahim
      Abdullah Ibrahim
    • Image coming soon
      Sibongile Khumalo
    • Image coming soon
      Vusi Mahlasela
    • Miriam Makeba
      Miriam Makeba
    • Nelson Mandela
      Nelson Mandela



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