Sarafina!

Released 1992

Rating: PG-13

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  • Sarafina is an inspirational and exhilarating film depicting the trials experienced during the apartheid in South Africa. It's produced by Walt Disney Studios. Sarafina is based on a Broadway musical nominated in the 1988 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Score. It stars a young woman named Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) from Soweta, South Africa. Sarafina lives in poverty-stricken Soweta, while her mother works for a white family in affluent Johannesburg. This saddens Sarafina because she rarely sees her mother. Sarafina was a na''ve young person until her inspirational teacher Ms. Leleti Khumalo (Whoopi Goldberg) enlightens her on the Afrikaners oppression. She was moved to action when the government arrested her teacher, as well as killed her close friend during an arson protest. Her dream is to change her world but she becomes unsure about using violence against the government authorities. She is later arrested and faced with prison and torture. This story is powerful and promises to stir your emotions.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Whoopi Goldberg

  • Miriam Makeba

  • Leleti Khumalo

  • Mbongeni Ngema

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