Director Roger Ross Williams
Genre Documentary, Short, Biography
Country United States
|Release date April 2010 (2010-04)|
Cast Goodwell Nzou, Marvelous Mbulo, Energy Maburutse
Awards Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject
Producers Roger Ross Williams, Elinor Burkett
Similar movies Recycled Life (2006), Emmanuels Gift (2005), Best Boy (1979), Lives Worth Living (2011), 39 Pounds of Love (2005)
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Music by Prudence is a 2010 short documentary film directed by Roger Ross Williams. It tells the uplifting story of the now 24-year-old Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, and follows her remarkable transcendence from a world of hatred and superstition into one of music, love, and possibilities.
Music by Prudence won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 82nd Academy Awards. The film premiered on HBO on May 12, 2010.
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Music by Prudence tells a self-empowering story of one young woman's struggle who, together with her band, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds and, in her own voice, conveys to the world that "disability does not mean inability."
Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena was born severely disabled. The society she was born into considers disabilities to carry the taint of witchcraft. Because of this, many disabled children are abandoned. But Prudence and the seven young members of the band she has formed called Liyana, all disabled, have managed to overcome stereotypes and inspire the same people that once saw them as a curse.
The main subjects of Music by Prudence, and members of the band "Liyana", are:
On 7 March 2010, Music by Prudence won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Music by Prudence also won:
ReferencesMusic by Prudence Wikipedia
Music by Prudence IMDb Music by Prudence themoviedb.org