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Sunday, March 13 • 11:45am - 1:11pm
When Voices Meet: One Divided Country; One United Choir; One Courageous Journey

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(Documentary)
USA, South Africa -  86 minutes

Director: Nancy Sutton Smith
Executive Producer: Marilyn Cohen

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz joined with singer/educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to bring together 500 courageous Black and White youth and form a multiracial choir that would break through Apartheid's barriers. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the country aboard The Peace Train. Singing their way into the hearts, minds and soul of a divided nation in the midst of a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on to become Mandela's face of the new nation. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years; never lost touch with one another; and then reunited 20 years later to tell their stories and reflect upon The Peace Train's impact on South Africa today. It's an inspiring global story of hope and determination despite tremendous obstacles.


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 1:11pm
Village Pointe Theatre - #11 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

Attendees (9)