On Friday 24th June 2011, we will be joined by director Mika Kaurasmaki, for a screening of 'Mama Africa.'
Packed with five decades of rare archival footage and captivating melodies, Mama Africa tells the incredible story of Miriam Makeba. First introduced to American audiences by Harry Belafonte, Makeba’s songs exposed the injustice of apartheid in South Africa to the world—resulting in a 30-year exile from her home country. Throughout her life, Makeba inspired millions through her powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution..
After the screening, audience members will have the chance to discuss the film with director Mika Kaurasmaki, in a Q & A hosted by journalist Amanda Palmer.