Sweden, United Kingdom | 2012 | Malik Bendjelloul
This inspiring documentary tells the amazing story of Sixto Rodriguez, a talented Detroit folksinger and songwriter who released two failed albums in the early 1970s and then vanished from the music scene. But in apartheid-era South Africa, where his songs and anthems were hugely popular among young people, Rodriguez was a pop icon and legend—though he didn’t know it.
86 min. 35mm.
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