Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
On June 18, 2008, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars screened the film Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony. This documentary highlights the use of music in the South African liberation struggle against Apartheid. Featuring interviews conducted with and songs sung by prominent South African musicians, singers, poets, and political activists, as well as scenes from videos taken during Apartheid, the film illustrates the powerful impact that music had on the morale of those who were oppressed and the role that music played in their struggle for freedom. Directed by Lee Hirsch (The Last and Only Survivor of Flora, 1993), Amandla! won the Audience Award and Freedom of Expression Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
The South African Film Festival is a three part series co-hosted by the Wilson Center's Africa Program and the Embassy of South Africa.