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Film: 'Dear Mandela' [Full PBS Stream]

Watch a full stream of PBS-aired South African documentary film 'Dear Mandela' online.


A few nights ago, PBS aired the broadcast version of the award-winning documentary 'Dear Mandela,' and is now offering that full stream online for those of you who didn't catch it the first time. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Best Documentary Prize at the Brooklyn Film Festival (and quite a few others), the film looks at South Africa's first post-apartheid generation by following the daily lives of three young leaders of the emerging people's movement in the country's townships. Despite the government's promise to improve living conditions for all South Africans by 'eradicating the slums' after Nelson Mandela's historic election as President, the number of people living in the shanty towns of South Africa has doubled almost twenty years later. Attempts to reach this goal have seen increased force and violence to remove the residents of these areas, and 'Dear Mandela' tells the story of the Abahlali BaseMjondolo movement - Zulu for 'people of the slums' - to fight for the constitutional rights of slum-dwellers to stay in their homes. An inspiring and eye-opening watch, step your historical knowledge up and check out the full stream below while it's still available.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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