Mama Africa

2011, Documentary, 1h 31m

8 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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

Cast & Crew

Miriam Makeba
Herself (archive footage)
Self
Harry Belafonte
Himself (archive footage)
Self
Kathleen Cleaver
Herself (as Kathleen Neal Cleaver)
Self
Stokely Carmichael
Himself (archive footage)
Self
Hugh Masekela
Himself
Self
Abigail Kubeka
Herself
Self
Dorothy Masuka
Herself
Self
Mika Kaurismäki
Director
Mika Kaurismäki
Writer
Mika Kaurismäki
Co-Producer
Don Edkins
Co-Producer
Wasiliki Bleser
Creative Producer
Andreas Schilling
Music
Andre Bendocchi-Alves
Film Editor
Karen Harley
Film Editor
Uwe Dresch
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Critic Reviews for Mama Africa

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

  • 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…
  • 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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