• APR 26
    South by South in April


    • Other
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 26, 2013

    7 pm

    Event Location

    South London Gallery

    South London Gallery 65-67 Peckham Road London SE5 8UH
    United Kingdom

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    The South by South film screening series continues with Mama Africa programmed in partnership with Film Africa. 

    This long-awaited documentary by Finnish director Kaurismäki is a moving tribute to renowned South African singer and activist, Miriam Makeba. Bursting with the successes, surprises and sorrows of Makeba’s life, the film follows her from Soweto to the United Nations through her rising success in South Africa, into her decades of political exile and activitsm, her breakthrough as an international singing sensation, and her four marriages. Candid interviews are interwoven with stunning archival footage in this intriguing and emotional documentary about a woman who affectionately became known as the mother to a continent.

    Dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Germany, 2011, 89' 

    Booking is essential. Book online or call 020 7703 6120. 

    Print Source: Fortissimo

    The South by South film programme showcases work made by artists living and working in Africa and is curated in partnership with Joseph Adesunloye in association with Africa 2.0 and the Royal African Society.

    Programmed in partnership with Film Africa, which is celebration of the best of African cinema. Film Africa 2013 returns later this year in venues across London.


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