Movie Screening: Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
Screening of inspiring film AMANDLA! followed by discussions
Global Exchange, Priority Africa Network and Bay Area allies invite you to join us on MONDAY, AUGUST 12TH AT 7:00 PM At the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland
Purchase your tickets online at http://www.globalexchange.org/Amandla
AMANDLA: A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. The first film to specifically consider the music that sustained and galvanized black South Africans for more than 40 years, AMANDLA'S focus is on the struggle's spiritual dimension, as articulated and embodied in song. Named for the Xhosa word "power," AMANDLA lives up to its title, telling an uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
“We are at a crucial historical juncture” and “We shall not turn back!” said Nelson Mandela the Oakland Coliseum summer of 1990 where he was cheered by nearly sixty thousand people. Mandela, known affectionately as Madiba, is the symbol of resistance and struggle not only in his home country of South Africa, but to the world. It took many years, many individuals working to build a movement to bring his release from prison after 27 years. We gather to celebrate his legacy and learn about the challenges to building a new South Africa. What do we learn from the man and the movement that helps inspire us for global action? Join us to learn, teach and connect with history and people for social justice.
Suggested donation of $10 for adults, $7 for students
no one turned away for lack of funds
Info/Questions: Contact Kirsten [at] globalexchange [dot] org
(415) 255-7296 or www.globalexchange.org
Global Fund for Women
International Development Exchange (IDEX)
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa