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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (8/8/13)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 8, 2013 at 1:03PM

As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.
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Miriam Makeba

5 - A 2011 documentary on Miriam Makeba titled Mama Africa, which approaches Makeba as an artist, activist, mother, grandmother and a human being.

Directed by Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki, who originally conceived the documentary while Makeba was still alive, the film's synopsis reads:

For nearly half a century, Grammy-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba—known to fans as "Mama Africa"—travelled the world with powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution that have resonated in the hearts of people across the world. Against the disharmonious backdrop of Apartheid and international liberation movements around the world, Makeba's captivating 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 US, but her controversial marriage to Black Panther Stokely Carmichael left her with revoked US record deals and cancelled national tours. In protest of an American brand of racism, Makeba moved to Guinea, where she continued her activism and leadership as the first black female representative to the United Nations.

Award-winning director Mika Kaurismäki's inspirational tribute to Makeba is packed with five decades of rare archival footage, interviews, and excerpts from the legendary performances that exhilarated millions and inspired musicians like Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masekela, and Paul Simon

Mama Africa – Miriam Makeba from trigon-film on Vimeo.

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