Feature documentary in state-of-the-art 5.1 sound with bonus extended interviews. The story of the making of Graceland
, and the controversy created when Paul Simon went to South Africa to record with local artists, is told in Under African Skies
, the new full-length documentary from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper
, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
, the West Memphis Three/Paradise Lost
Featuring interviews with key anti-apartheid activists of the time and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel, Under African Skies
travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa, 25 years after his first visit, and recounts the making of the record, surveying from the vantage of history the turbulence and controversy surrounding the album's genesis. His artistic decision to collaborate with African musicians created a new world musical fusion, combining American and African musical idioms while igniting an intense political crossfire, with Paul Simon accused of breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime
BLU RAY 'The Making Of Graceland'