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Amandla: Revolution In Four Part Harmony

Amandla: Revolution In Four Part Harmony

Abdullah Ibrahim
Director: Lee Hirsch Cast: Abdullah Ibrahim
Abdullah Ibrahim
, Sibongile Khumalo
Sibongile Khumalo
, Vusi Mahlasela
Vusi Mahlasela
Lee Hirsch

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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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Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
UPC: 0012236144984
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 66,735

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Abdullah Ibrahim Actor
Sibongile Khumalo Actor
Vusi Mahlasela Actor
Miriam Makeba Actor
Nelson Mandela Actor
Hugh Masekela Actor
Thandi Modise Actor
Duma KaNdlovu Actor
Sifiso Ntuli Actor
Sibusiso Nxumalo Actor
Dolly Rathebe Actor
Lindiwe Zulu Actor

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
Bruce Sinofsky Consultant/advisor

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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