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Catalogue Number:  NFB524687
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Jacques Holender
Directors:  Jacques Holender
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Nemesis Productions (Toronto)
Subject:  Documentary, Music, Politics, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  55m 38s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Filmed on location in New York City, Paris and London, this powerful documentary focuses on artists who have fled their native lands due to political repression and are now living and performing abroad. Musicians in Exile features musicians from South Africa, Chile and Cuba. Through their music, they have tried to maintain their cultural idientities while struggling to survive in an alien country. From the melancholic songs of home to the exhilarating fusion of world-beat styles, theirs is the sound of music in exile.

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