Miriam Makeba’s documentary to screen at ARIFF

Miriam Makeba’s documentary to screen at ARIFF

Legendary musician and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba’s documentary to screen at ARIFF (Africa Rising International Film Festival). Titled Mama Africa the doccie includes tributes from family members and former musical collaborators. It also featured footage of Miriam in concert and in interviews.

ARIFF co-chair Lala Tuku expressed her excitement at the news. She said in part: “This year we aim to take it to another level with conversations around connecting and facilitating film distribution at a continental and global level in a practical manner without distorting the stories being told. We see ourselves making a tangible contribution to the industry, not just for filmmakers and distributors but other related industries in the African continent which could gain from these conversations.”

The Miriram Makeba Foundation shared in part: “As we reminiscence on the memory and contributions of “Mama Africa”, we seek to achieve, and reach out to All who loved her, from all over the world to emulate what came so easily to the legendary late Dr. Miriam Makeba.”

Miriam Makeba’s documentary to screen at ARIFF. Check out the clips from the doccie below.

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