Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues its 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series with Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. The film will be shown on Friday, February 8 beginning at 6 pm. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees.
Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a 2002 documentary depicting the struggles of Black South Africans against the injustices of Apartheid through the use of music. The film takes its name from the Nguni word amandla, which means power. Through a chronological history of the South African liberation struggle, this documentary cites examples of how music was used in the fight for freedom. Songs united those who were being oppressed, consoled those who were incarcerated and created an effective underground form of communication inside the prisons.
Following the film, Abayomi Azikiwe, Director of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, will facilitate a discussion with the audience.
The 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series is a collaborative effort between U-M Dearborn’s African American Studies Program and the U-M Detroit Center.