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Sarafina!

Sarafina! (1992)

Rated PG-13 117 min - Music Drama Family
The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A narrator introduces several characters among them the school girl activist Sarafina. Things get out of control when a policeman shoots several pupils in a classroom. Nevertheless, the musical ends with a cheerful farewell show of pupils leaving school, which takes most of act two. In the movie version Sarafina feels shame at her mother's (played by Miriam Makeba in the film) acceptance of her role as domestic servant in a white household in apartheid South Africa, and inspires her peers to rise up in protest, especially after her inspirational teacher, Mary Masombuka (played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film version) is imprisoned.

Directors: Darrel James Roodt, Darrell Roodt

Cast: Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, and Mbongeni Ngema

Release Date: September 18, 1992

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  • PHILKaJoFriday, January 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    This Movie,...Watched It In The Late 1990s And It's Still A Favorite
    • AYANDA.....VUNGTuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:39 am
      THIS MOVIE MADE ME REALISE ALL THE THINGS I'VE BEEN TAKING FOR GRANTED IN OUR MODERN WORD......SHOUT OUT TO THE PRODUCER , CAST ND DIRECTOR.....YAYA
      • sose123
        sose123Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm
        omg this movie is so amazing I have watched it before but I still lie it
        • koala
          koalaThursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm33 popcorn
          I liked this movie i watched it with my class it was good with alot of african related things
          • newsbot4000
            newsbot4000Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm55 popcorn
            it was a old movie. it wasn't slavery. but it was apartied. It was about a girl named Sarafina. she was a student. Her and her classmates marched because the white people were only telling the tearchers to teach them stuff that wasnt true. It reminds me of journey to jo'burg