Sunday, March 25, 2007

From Iran to South Africa in one Indiana evening

On 30 March, two completely different films will be screened at two different Hoosier universities.

"Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony", a film from South Africa, starts at 6 p.m. in IT 152, Informatics Auditorium, Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Directed by Lee Hirsch, this award-winning 2002 documentary tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played in the struggle against apartheid. Includes extensive interview footage with South African musical giants such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Abdullah Ibrahim.

It´s part of 'South Africa on Film', an IUPUI Public Film Series organized by David Hoegberg in conjunction with I300: South African Literature and Society Spring 2007.

Meanwhile, in the northern part of Indiana, "Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman)", a film in Persian with English subtitles, begins at 7 p.m. in 234 Neils Sciencenter Valparaiso University, Valparaiso. Part of Valpo´s International Film Series, tickets are $6.

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