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CENTERPIECE EVENT – NYADIFF 2017 – CHILDREN OF DRUM & MAMA AFRICA

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $20 - $25

CHILDREN OF DRUM – Q&A
WORLD PRMIERE

WED, NOV 29 @ 7:00PM
RED CARPET @ 6:00PM

Children of Drum explores the developments in South African Journalism from 1950s when Drum magazine covered the struggle against the racist Apartheid regime, to the political changes since then that have affected the current state of journalism in South Africa. Directed by Larry Tung., USA/ South Africa , 2017, Documentary, 60 min, English.
Q&A after the screening.

Followed by
MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MEKEBA
Documents the life and work of the filmmakers associated with This powerful documentary retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom. Miriam Makeba, whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots, was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also to Stokely Carmichael.
Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed, most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died on November 2008 after a concert in Italy. Mika Kaurismäki’s documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba. Directed by Mika Kaurismäki, South Africa / German,y 2011, documentar, 90 min, in English.
VIP reception after the screening.

Details

Date:
November 29, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$20 - $25
Event Category:
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Website:
http://nyadiff.org/

Venue

Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University -- Cowin Center
New York, New York 10027

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