Amandla: Revolution In Four Part Harmony

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Overview

Lee Hirsch's 2002 documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony comes to DVD from Artisan. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in the original Afrikaans language with optional English subtitles. An audio commentary track is provided by director Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson. Special features start off with an interview with Dave Matthews. The featurettes include "Q & A with the Director, Producer, and Vusi" and "Vusi at Joe's Pub." Other ...
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Overview

Lee Hirsch's 2002 documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony comes to DVD from Artisan. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in the original Afrikaans language with optional English subtitles. An audio commentary track is provided by director Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson. Special features start off with an interview with Dave Matthews. The featurettes include "Q & A with the Director, Producer, and Vusi" and "Vusi at Joe's Pub." Other features include trailers, deleted scenes, and a karaoke sing-along. This is an excellent presentation of an award-winning film that did not receive a wide theatrical release in the U.S.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 16:9 widescreen version; 2.0 Dolby Digital audio; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; Dave Matthews interview; Q&A with director, producer and Vusi Mahlasela; Vusi at Joe's Pub; Amandla! production notes; Sing-along; Commentary with director and producer ; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered; 45 minutes deleted scenes/musical performances, including full version of "Coal Train (Stimela)" by Hugh Masekela; Trailer gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • UPC: 012236144984
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.77:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,776

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Abdullah Ibrahim
Duma KaNdlovu
Sibongile Khumalo
Vusi Mahlasela
Miriam Makeba
Nelson Mandela
Hugh Masekela
Thandi Modise
Sifiso Ntuli
Sibusiso Nxumalo
Dolly Rathebe
Lindiwe Zulu
Technical Credits
Lee Hirsch Director, Producer
Johanna Demetrakas Editor
Stu Deutsch Sound/Sound Designer
Ivan Leathers Cinematographer
Desiree Markgraaf Producer
Mtutezeli Matshoba Consultant/advisor
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Sifiso Ntuli Consultant/advisor
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Clive Sackie Cinematographer
Sherry Simpson Executive Producer, Producer
Bruce Sinofsky Consultant/advisor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Struggle and Music/Main Title [3:21]
2. Vuyisile Mini, Exhumation/When You Come Back [5:06]
3. 1948 - Good Neighborliness/Beware Verwoerd [2:32]
4. From Sophiatown to Meadowlands/Meadowlands [4:59]
5. Apartheid Is Schizophrenic/Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika [4:45]
6. Origins of the Freedom Songs [3:20]
7. The Train/Coal Train (Stimela) [4:42]
8. Madame Please [2:15]
9. The Sharpeville Massacre/Thina Sizwe [4:06]
10. ."..Free Mandela or Bombs"/Bahleli Bonkwe [1:53]
11. Dreaming in Exile [3:24]
12. "What Have We Done?"/Senzenina [1:52]
13. 1976 - Soweto Uprising/Mannenburg [4:35]
14. The MK/Lihambile Hamba Kathie Mkhonto [5:47]
15. Ingoma - The Songs [2:48]
16. Sheila's Day/Shonamalanga [2:05]
17. Radio Freedom Undercover [2:17]
18. Love Songs/Kuyobanjani Na? [2:42]
19. Birth and Death in Prison [8:38]
20. 1980's - A Decade of Funerals [1:53]
21. The Toyi-Toyi [2:46]
22. Barbecue With the Riot Police [4:06]
23. The Tide Turns/Papa Stop the War [2:56]
24. Free Mandela/Bring Him Back Home [3:27]
25. Freedom! [2:53]
26. A Song for Our Ancestors/The Untold Story [5:49]
27. "He Is Moses!"/Mandela's Dance [2:22]
28. End Credits [5:25]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Q&A With Director, Producer and Vusi
      Vusi at Joe's Pub
      Director and Producer Commentary
      Dave Matthews Interview
      Deleted Scenes
         Song Dying
         Johan Steinberg/"Redemption"
         Community Hall Medley
         Coded Lyrics
         Stimela (Coal Train)
         Sophie and Dolly/"Babalaz"
         You Strike a Rock
         Thula Sizwe
         Vincent Vena
         Night Song Medley
         One Line Bafana
         Behind the Scenes
         Abdullah Ibrahim/"Maraba Blue"
         Abdullah Ibrahim/"Dream Time"
         Mellow Yellow
         Vusi Mahlasela/"Red Song"
         Vusi Mahlasela/"Mayibuye"
         Washing the Land/Thina Nomhlaba Siwugezi
         Closing Bytes
         Play All
      Sing-Along
         Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrica
         Thina Sizwe
         Magoliwe
         Usi Letela Uxdlo
      Amandla! Production Notes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Trailer Gallery
         The Temptations
         Standing in the Shadows of Motown
         Hot DVDs
      DVD Credits
   Setup
      5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      2.0 Dolby Digital
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