Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!
By Mika Kaurismäki
MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! traces the life and music of the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa. The first African musician to become a true international star, Makeba’s music - which influenced artists across the globe - always remained anchored in her traditional South African roots and conveyed messages against racism and poverty.
Using rare archive footage of her performances, interviews and intimate scenes filmed over the years, MAMA AFRICA introduces a new generation to the music and fascinating life of the woman who stood for truth and justice, fought for the oppressed and campaigned tirelessly against apartheid.