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Filmfest DC - Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Monday, April 23 at Landmark’s E Street Cinema

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Mika Kaurismäki

Germany/South Africa/Finland, 2011, 90 minutes

For nearly half a century, Grammy-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba travelled the world with powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution that have resonated in the hearts of people across the world. Against the backdrop of Apartheid and international liberation movements, Makeba's melodies exposed the brutality and racism of the South African government and made her an early icon of black freedom. Exiled from her homeland for nearly 30 years, Makeba moved to the United States, but her controversial marriage to Black Panther Stokely Carmichael left her with revoked U.S. record deals and cancelled national tours. Makeba then moved to Guinea, where she continued her activism and leadership as the first black female representative to the United Nations. This inspirational tribute is packed with decades of rare archival footage, interviews, and excerpts from legendary performances that inspired musicians like Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masekela, and Paul Simon.—Tribeca Film Festival

In English and French with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba
Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004