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The effect of music and dance during different time periods in black history will be the focus of the film “Amandla” presented at North Idaho College in honor of Black History Month.
“Amandla” is a film by director Lee Hirsch that records the history of music used as a form of social protest against Apartheid in South Africa. The footage used in the film documents the apartheid, which included the forced removal 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. Interviews and archival footage help tell the stories of figures such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Nelson Mandela and Vuyisile Miniwho used music to communicate, motivate and unite.
The film will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 and at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall.
The presentations are free and open to the public.
Information: (208) 769-3397.