Storyville: The Queen of Africa - The Miriam Makeba Story

Storyville: The Queen of Africa - The Miriam Makeba Story

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Summary

Documentary using archive performance footage and interviews to explore the life of Miriam Makeba, the Johannesburg-born singer and civil rights activist who was forced into exile in 1960 for opposing the apartheid regime. Miriam became one of the first South African musicians to make a name for herself on the international scene, and she used her music to deliver messages against racism and poverty.

Cast & Crew

Director Mika Kaurismaki
Series Editor Nick Fraser

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