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Africa Sings

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1937
00:39:50
South Africa
Featuring Paul Robeson, this is the first documentary film to take a serious look at social conditions and race relations in South Africa. Also known as My Song Goes Forth / My Song Goes Forth.
Digital formats available:
MPEG-4 AVC
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White

British director Joseph Best brough a liberal perspective that rejected the prevailing concept of the African as 'primitive' and he managed to persuade Paul Robeson not only to sing an introduction, but to invest in the film also. The film brought strong protests from the very influential South African High Commission in London, and received very little distribtion.

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Music and Dance
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Global selection of music and dance films and titles.
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