Film presented in honor of Black History Month

The power of music to motivate, communicate and unite is the focus of the film documentary “Amandla,” which will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at North Idaho College in honor of Black History Month. The film tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played in the long struggle against apartheid. The footage used in the film documents the apartheid, which included the forced removals of black South Africans to government-built townships, the passing of race laws, the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and other elements of the institutionalization of racial discrimination through the '60s, '70s and '80s. The film was shot in South Africa and features interviews, original recordings, archive footage and live performances to tell the story of how music united black South Africans during this turbulent time. “Amandla” won the Audience Award and the Freedom of Expression Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. The film will be presented in Todd Lecture Hall, inside Molstead Library on NIC's main campus. It is free and open to the public. Information: (208) 769-3397.

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NIC Diversity Events Committee Chair Sharla Chittick, (208) 769-3397

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005

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