ADIFF CHICAGO: MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA : NYADIFF

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ADIFF CHICAGO: MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

South Africa  | 2011 | 90 minutes | English | Mika Kaurismäki

SCHEDULE

Friday, June 8 @ 6:30pm  – Facets Cinémathèque

TICKETS HERE

Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also Stokely Carmichael.

Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed, most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died November 2008 after a concert in Italy.

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WHAT: 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival – Chicago

WHEN:  June 8-June 14, 2018

WHERE: Facets Cinémathèque

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For a full schedule and to order advance tickets online please call 773-281-4114 or 212-864-1760 or visit http://www.facets.org or http://www.NYADIFF.org.  Tickets are  $15 for Opening Night and $10 general admission.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival  screening of film “MAMA AFRICA” Courtesy of Miriam Makeba Foundation and ArtMattan Films.

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