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Mama Africa

  • Genre: Biography | Musical
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Locations: South Africa, Germany
  • Director: Mika Kaurismäki
  • Languages: English
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Synopsis

An unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), the world-famous South African artist and civil right activist, who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice and fi ghting racism around the planet. A fi gurehead of the Black African movement in exile, her music and daily practice incarnated the hopes and fears of Africa through the convulsive 20th century, so that she has come to be considered the voice and mother of the Continent.