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Soul Power

Soul Power
  • 2008
  • US
  • 93 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeff Levy-Hinte

Remarkable film about the three-night-long concert which took place around the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman bout in Zaire, featuring footage shot entirely at the time by legends of the music verité documentary form. By intercutting footage of James Brown, Bill Withers and Miriam Makeba with footage of the poverty-ridden mundanities of Kinshasa life, Levy-Hinte presents a fascinating trajectory on the hierarchies and paradoxes inherent in both dictatorships and sports event management.

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Soul Power

9 Jul 20094 stars

Just when you thought there were no more films to be made about the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman bout in Zaire in 1974 there comes a remarkable film about the 12-hour, three-night-long concert which took place around the event. In 1974 musician Hugh…

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