Sarafina! Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Sarafina! the Movie

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Part coming-of-age saga, part political drama, part musical, and all emotionally powerful. Sarafina is a young girl in a township school in Soweto, South Africa in the mid-'70s, gradually coming into a political awakening amid the Soweto riots. Khumalo recreates her stage role as the glowing and defiant Sarafina with both Goldberg and Makeba good in their roles as Sarafina's outspoken and inspirational teacher and her long-suffering mother, respectively. Adapted from Ngema's stage musical.


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Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Apartheid, Adapted from a Play, Coming of Age, Africa
Mbongeni Ngema, William Nicholson
Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Mbongeni Ngema
Darrell Roodt
Stanley Myers
Anant Singh, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films

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