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Posted on January 23, 2012 by milestonefilms


At a film festival, hundreds of films flow by—a relentless river of images—and this viewer sometimes struggles to keep his head above the flood. But I drink the extra macchiato and forgo sleep just to discover the one or two films that will leave me with a feeling of wonder, a sense of greatness. When I heard the film’s co-author Lewis N’kosi introduce Lionel Rogosin’s 1959 anti-apartheid film Come Back, Africa (starring Zacharia Mgabi and Miriam Makeba), I had the feeling that this would be one of the films that make me love my job. I was at a Cinema Ritrovato outdoor screening in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore and N’kosi’s magnificent voice and words echoed on the ancient buildings surrounding the square. I remember thinking: “This is the kind of film Milestone has to distribute.”...

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Come Back, Africa comes to Film Forum in New York City

Posted on January 01, 2012 by milestonefilms

Milestone is very proud to announce the theatrical premiere of the restored COME BACK, AFRICA starting January 27, 2012 at New York's Film Forum!


Posted on August 24, 2011 by milestonefilms

Welcome to Milestone's COME BACK, AFRICA website! Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and the Rogosin Heritage Foundation, Lionel Rogosin's 1960 film on the South African apartheid system can finally be seen as a masterpiece of cinema and of political protest. We welcome your stories, ideas and views!

- Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, Milestone Film & Video —

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