The 90 min documentary, directed by Mika Kaurismaki, featuring world-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba, how she spent half a century traveling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace.
Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba is a tribute to a woman who embodied the hopes and the voice of Africa as no other. Mika Kaurismaki’s documentary traces fifty years of her music and her performing live with rare archive footage.
Makeba always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid.
Makeba (1932-2008) was an inspiration to musicians all over the world and a delight for international audiences.