Silkscreen poster shows text "Amandla" in the center with a line underneath text. Both are white. Four thick red links in a box are in the upper right corner. Background is gray and white. Subtitle text in red and on the bottom.
MEDU Art Ensemble (Gaborone, Botswana)
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The Medu Arts Ensemble was an Anti-Apartheid resistance art movement that operated in Gaborone, Botswana. (Medu is the Pedi word for "roots.") Membership consisted of South African exiles and western sympathizers, and included five artistic units: photography, film and theatre, music, graphic art, and publications and research. The visual arts unit membership consisted of: Thami Mnyele, Miles Pelo, Heinz, Judy Seidman, Gordon Metz, Albio, Theresa Gonzales, Philip Segola, and Lentswe Mokgatle. From 1979-1985, the Medu graphic arts unit produced over fifty anti-Apartheid posters. These posters were smuggled into South African and posted throughout the black townships.
1 poster : gray and red ; 61 x 43 cm