Under African Skies

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. On the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s GRACELAND, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger offers a glimpse at the controversy surrounding the decision to record the album in South Africa despite a UN boycott of the nation, which was aimed at ending apartheid. In the run-up to an eagerly anticipated reunion concert, Simon, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney and others reflect on the decision to record with local artists in South Africa, and the cultural impact of the album that delivered such hits as “I Know What I Know” and “You Can Call Me Al.”

Directors: Joe Berlinger
Actors: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyerama Asante, Harry Belafonte, David Byrne, Tony Cedras, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, Whoopi Goldberg, Roy Halee, Quincy Jones
Countrys: USA,SouthAfrica

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.5 440 2012-05-11 102

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Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorJoe Berlinger

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