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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

The documentary Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba by Mika Kaurismaki on South African singer Miriam Makeba will be released in the US by ArtMattan Films, the film distribution arm of ArtMattan Productions

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba by Mika Kaurismaki introduces to a new generation of Americans the world-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba and her legacy. Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) spent half a century traveling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through testimonies of her contemporaries and supporters including Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael, Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Angélique Kidjo and many others – we discover Miriam Makeba’s remarkable journey.


ADIFF DC – 8/18/17
Parkway Theater, Baltimore – 8/18 to 8/24
Austin Film Society – 9/23 & 9/30
Virginia Film Festival – 11/10 & 11/12
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto – 2/27/18

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