Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017.

When Voices Meet: One Divided Country, One United Choir, One Courageous Journey

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6:30pm

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians broke through apartheid's barriers to form a 500-voice, multiracial youth choir. 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 souls 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. After performing together for seven years, they separated but never lost touch with one another. In this inspiring documentary, they reunite 20 years later to tell their stories.

South Africa/U.S., 2015, 86 min.

Directed by

Nancy Sutton Smith & Abby Ginzberg

Country

South Africa U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Music Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight International Spotlight

Subject

Music

With executive producer/cinematographer Marilyn Cohen, composer/subject Sharon Katz, and subject Nonhlanhla Wanda.

Sponsored by

Ward & Carol Klein

Film Website

Official Website