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HRAFF Opening Night: Under African Skies


Tue 15 May 2012, 6:30pm

Where: The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: JennyEF

Twenty-five years have passed since Paul Simon broke a UN cultural ban and entered South Africa to make the album Graceland. The album would go on to be a global phenomenon, salvaging his career while also polarising audiences. To mark this anniversary, Simon returns to South Africa to reunite with the Graceland musicians, and clear the air with his greatest critic, Artists Against Apartheid founder Dali Tambo.

Under African Skies pays homage to Simon’s genius whilst exposing his fragile naiveté. Raising pertinent questions about the role of art in politics and the complex power relations between those who are free and those who are not, the film attempts to answer the enduring question, was Graceland a blessing or a curse for the anti-apartheid movement? From the director of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and with an all star-cast, HRAFF is proud to present Under African Skies.