Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' Amandla '

1625 Words Oct 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony Film Essay Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a film that portrayed Apartheid in South Africa around the late 1940’s and early 1990’s. Music was a big influence to the South Africans during this time period, but the reason for that being is part of what is being discussed. Some believe that music resulted from the resistant movement against Apartheid because the songs that were sung were consisted of their struggles with the issue. Protest occurred often in South Africa to put up resistance to the Apartheid. The nonwhite South Africans had no say in the government and they were basically shunned from using public places. Segregation of the races in South Africa was the main part of the Apartheid which also developed in the Black Codes. The opposing viewers believe that there would not have even been a resistant movement if music had not been apart of the South Africans lives while dealing with the Apartheid. Beginning in 1948, the National Party gained power throughout all of South Africa in which their government without any non-white people began requiring racial segregation polices to be followed which was known as the system of Apartheid (Literature of Combat). A majority of South African people were nonwhite, but they were still forced to live and use separate areas than the whites could. The whites were the dominant race according to the Prime Minister of South Africa. Although many nonwhites stood up against the…

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