A&E IndieFilms | Release Date: May 11, 2012
Summary: Paul Simon’s Grammy-winning album Graceland – an irresistible and groundbreaking fusion of American and South African pop music — was an immediate hit when it was released in 1986. It also proved to be a lightning rod for controversy, after South African leaders protested that Simon had broken the cultural boycott of the nation’s oppressively racist apartheid regime. In the documentary Under African Skies, premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Simon returns to South Africa, which formally ended apartheid in 1994 — 25 years after Graceland‘s release. Director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory) follows Simon as he reunites with his South African collaborators, and revisits the controversy the album caused, while luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Lorne Michaels, David Bryne and Sir Paul McCartney share their thoughts on what the album meant to them. (Radical Media)
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Runtime: 108 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.radicalmedia.com/Entertainment/Under-African-Skies
Production: Radical Media
Genres: Biography, History, Music, Documentary
Countries: USA, South Africa
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 5, 2012
Director Credit
Joe Berlinger Director
Cast Credit
Bakithi Kumalo Himself
David Byrne Himself
Harry Belafonte Himself
Hugh Masekela Himself
Koloi Lebona Himself
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Himself
Maya Angelou Herself
Okeyerama Asante Himself
Paul McCartney Himself
Paul Simon Himself
Peter Gabriel Himself
Philip Glass Himself
Quincy Jones Himself
Roy Halee Himself
Tony Cedras Himself
Vusi Khumalo Himself
Whoopi Goldberg Herself
Producer Credit
Adam Block Executive Producer
Amy Goldberg Senior Story Producer
David McKillop Executive Producer
Eddie Simon Executive Producer
Frank Scherma Executive Producer
Gil Aronow Executive Producer
Hugh Masekela Consulting Producer
Jennifer Helm Post-Supervisor
Joe Berlinger Producer
Jon Kamen Producer
Justin Wilkes Producer
Lindsay Nowak Line Producer
Molly Thompson Executive Producer
Richard Story Executive Producer
Robert DeBitetto Executive Producer
Robert Friedman Executive Producer
Sara Enright Co-Producer
Tim Mack Supervising Producer