A Brother with perfect timing

Genre : Biography
Type : Report
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1987
Format : Feature

In the rarest kind of documentary, conveying the feeling of the viewer being in intimate discussion with the subject, Abdullah Ibrahim talks about his globally popular music, the struggle for freedom in South Africa and what makes musical artistry. This documentary is an illuminating, thoroughly engaging and comprehensive portrait of a musical icon and South African cultural freedom fighter. Particularly telling is Ibrahim's explanation of the creation of two of his signature compositions,'Anthem for a New Nation' and'Mannenberg'. Rare live performance footage amplifies this feast of sound.

1987, South Africa, Documentary, 90 minutes

Dir & Prod: Chris Austin

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