Mama Africa

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The life and career of Miriam Makeba, South African singer and crusader against apartheid.

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Critic Reviews for Mama Africa

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  • A portrait of a woman ... whose dynamic range and earth-wide smile made the words and sounds pouring from her like a hand extended, a heart exposed, a story of the world made achingly real.

    February 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Like many biographical documentaries, it resembles a lengthy highlight reel of crucial events from its subject's life, without much in the way of style or perspective.

    January 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This queen deserves a monarch-sized portrait that fully showcases her part in the tumultuous social, political, and cultural movements that reshaped the world around her.

    January 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A fitting tribute to a rare talent who dedicated her life to the liberation of oppressed people all over the world.

    January 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Mama Africa, an intriguing but incomplete documentary portrait of Miriam Makeba, succeeds as a glowing introduction to her life and music.

    January 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Mama Africa shows how Miriam Makeba was the antithesis of a diva. Right up until her death in 2008, she was a woman who cared too damn much.

    October 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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