It’s hard to imagine anything of beauty blossoming from the oppressive soil of apartheid South Africa, but as this documentary proves, music endures even in the harshest conditions. Filmed in secret, and at considerable personal danger, RHYTHM OF RESISTANCE examines the vital role music plays in the lives of black South Africans, who face racism, segregation, superstition, and censorship with poignant songs of protest. Interestingly, this award-winning film was one of the inspirations behind Paul Simon’s GRACELAND album and his acclaimed collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Directorï¿½s commentary, Picture gallery, Live audio tracks from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Abafana, Mahotella Queens, and Malombo
Release Date: 28 August 2006
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification