MAMA AFRICA With an introduction by producer Don Edkins
An unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), the world-famous South African artist and civil right activist, who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice and fighting racism around the planet.
A figurehead of the Black African movement in exile, her music and daily practice incarnated the hopes and fears of Africa through the convulsive 20th century, so that she has come to be considered the voice and mother of the Continent.
DATE: 4 July
VENUE: Piesang Valley Hall, 7 Greenpoint Avenue, Plett
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Cash Bar, Food Trucks and after party with DJ Jazztrain
Mika Kaurismaki stitches together archive footage and fresh interviews to pay overdue cinematic homage to legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba… read more
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An unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), the world-famous South African artist and civil right activist, who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice and fighting racism around the planet… read more
DON EDKINS – producer, director, director of photography, scriptwriter and PRODUCER OF MAMA AFRICA
Don Edkins is a South African documentary filmmaker and producer based in Cape Town. He has produced various documentary film projects that have been broadcast around the world, such as Steps for the Future, Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? earning multiple international awards including an Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side, and the Special Teddy Award at the 63rd Berlinale for Steps for the Future.
The Peabody awarded Why Poverty? project, with 8 long and 34 short documentary films from 28 countries, was screened globally by 70 broadcasters. He is Executive Producer of AfriDocs, the first weekly primetime documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa, and of Dare to Dream, a film project with Asian filmmakers.
He has co-authored a book with Iikka Vehkalahti on documentary film-making, Steps by Steps.