Gallery 1 hosts screening, discussion about film profiling music’s role in the fight against apartheid


Jackson State University’s Gallery 1 will host a Jan. 17 screening and discussion of “AMANDLA! A Revolution  in Four-Part Harmony,” a film focusing on music’s role in South Africa’s fight against apartheid.

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The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will be held at Gallery 1, 1100 J.R. Lynch St., Ste. 4.

“We encourage students, professors and the community to participate,” said Kimberly Jacobs, the gallery’s director. “We’ll talk and have some refreshments. It will be fun.”

The film won the Audience Award and the Freedom of Expression Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize that same year.

The event is part of the exhibit, “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, His Life in the Struggle: A Pictorial History.” The exhibit’s curator is Dr. Rico Chapman, a faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy.

When the exhibit opened in December, it was in honor of the centennial of the African National Congress, one of Africa’s first liberation movements.

The exhibit will run through Jan. 19.

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