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TMDB Rating 5.7
IMDB Rating 6.4
RottenTomatoes Rating 56%

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Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: She was their teacher. They were her hope.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 6

Release Date: Sep 18, 1992

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1h 57m

Original Language: English

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Production Countries: South Africa , United Kingdom , United States of America , France

Production Companies: BBC , Miramax , Vanguard Films , Hollywood Pictures , Distant Horizon , Ideal , Les Films Ariane , Vanguard Productions , Videovision Entertainment


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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Leleti Khumalo

Leleti Khumalo

Sarafina

Age : N/A | Popularity : 5%

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Mary Masembuko

Age : 65 | Popularity : 45%

John Kani

John Kani

School Principal

Age : 77 | Popularity : 7%

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

Angelina

Age : 76 | Popularity : 3%

Mary Twala

Mary Twala

Sarafina's Grandmother

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Dumisani Dlamini

Dumisani Dlamini

Crocodile

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Mbongeni Ngema

Mbongeni Ngema

Sabela

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Tertius Meintjes

Tertius Meintjes

Lieutenant Bloem

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Production Producer
David M. Thompson
David M. Thompson
Anant Singh
Anant Singh
Executive Producer
Helena Spring
Helena Spring
Kirk D'Amico
Kirk D'Amico
Sudhir Pragjee
Sudhir Pragjee
Sanjeev Singh
Sanjeev Singh
Line Producer
Tania Jenkins
Tania Jenkins
Writing Screenplay
William Nicholson
William Nicholson
Mbongeni Ngema
Mbongeni Ngema
Theatre Play
Mbongeni Ngema
Mbongeni Ngema
Editing First Assistant Editor
Megan Gill
Megan Gill
Editor
Peter Hollywood
Peter Hollywood
David Heitner
David Heitner
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
Art Set Decoration
Emilia Roux
Emilia Roux
Production Design
David Barkham
David Barkham
Directing Director
Darrell James Roodt
Darrell James Roodt
First Assistant Director
Graham Hickson
Graham Hickson
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Artist
Debra-Lee Davidson
Debra-Lee Davidson
Sound Music
Stanley Myers
Stanley Myers
Supervising Sound Editor
Nicky De Beer
Nicky De Beer
Crew Cinematography
Mark Vicente
Mark Vicente
Special Effects Coordinator
Rick Cresswell
Rick Cresswell
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