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Seven Songs for Malcolm X
Produced by the Black Audio Film Collective
A Film by John Akomfrah
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Seven Songs for Malcolm X is included in a special DVD Box Set with The Last Angel of History and The Nine Muses
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Seven Songs for Malcolm X is included on the same DVD with The Last Angel of History
An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies, eyewitness accounts and dramatic reenactments to tell the life, legacy, loves, and losses of Malcolm X.

Featuring interviews with Malcolm's widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many other, SEVEN SONGS looks for the meaning behind the resurgence of interest in the man whose X always stood for the unknown.

"[SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X] combines riveting footage of the man himself, extracts from his writing, recollections of his family, friends and fellow activists, with [brief] staged tableaux. It's all here: Malcolm X's charisma, the struggle to clarify his beliefs, and the context in which they evolved... an engrossing portrait."—Geoff Ellis, Time Out (London)

Best Feature Length Documentary, 1994 Image D'Ailleurs (Paris)
Certificate of Merit, 1994 San Francisco Film Festival
Best Historical Documentary & Audience Special Merit Awards Winner, 1993 National Black Programming Consortium
Best Use of Archival Footage in a Documentary, 1993 Chicago Film Festival

52 minutes / color
Release: 1995
Copyright: 1993
DVD Sale: $34.98

This DVD is sold above for home video use only. If you require a license for institutional use or Public Performance rights, click here.

Subject areas:
African-Americans, American Studies, Biographies, Civil Rights, History (U.S.)

Related Links:
The Films of John Akomfrah

Related Titles:
The Last Angel of History: An engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. (from the Jan., 1998 Catalog Supplement)

The Nine Muses: John Akomfrah's remarkable meditation about chance, fate and redemption.

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