Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Staring: Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey
The film is a quest to find the American singer / songwriter who was a huge hit in South Africa but unknown to the rest of the world. The music attacked the prejudice, injustice and suppression of 60’s America, and found an audience in the apartheid society of 70’s South Africa. Tracks were banned from the radio, and with limited information available, a myth began to grow around the artist. The end of apartheid and the growth of the internet did not bring any easy answers. However the story of the search, the music and an insight into a closed society conspire to make a very watchable film and a worthy winner of Best Documentary in the 2013 Oscars.