Sophiatown

(2003)
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Little Bird's first South African production, SOPHIATOWN has won the award for Best Documentary at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival 2003. SOPHIATOWN celebrates the great popular jazz music of the 1950's in South Africa; a rich tradition deserving international attention. Director Pascale Lamche, traces the music, uncovers the artists who created it and the unique culture in which it thrived, concentrated in Sophiatown, Johannesburg's own Harlem, which fuelled by liberation politics until its destruction by the Apartheid regime. The film features Nelson Mandela and such household names from the jazz world as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonas Gwangwa and Caiphus Semenya.

  1. Pascale Lamche

    Director, Writer

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  1. Jonas Gwangwa

    Himself

  2. Abdullah Ibrahim

    Abdullah Ibrahim

    Himself

  3. Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    Himself

  4. Hugh Masekela

    Himself

  5. Dorothy Masuka

    Herself

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  • August 16, 2003
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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