Come Back, Africa Reviews

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May 25, 2012
"Come Back, Africa" is most effective as an ethnographic documentary, with cinema verite images of white privilege and black poverty.
January 27, 2012
While the sights and the sounds aren't enough to constitute a great movie in and of themselves, they do result in a fascinating document.
January 24, 2012
Come Back, Africa is a work of amazing grace-and a forgotten treasure.
January 24, 2012
Rogosin was showing a vital culture on the brink, at the moment when it was calcifying into the form it would hold for more than three decades to come.
June 9, 2009
Come Back, Africa is a timely and remarkable piece of cinema journalism: a matter-of-fact, horrifying study of life in the black depths of South African society.
June 9, 2009
What it lacks in dramatic structure, it makes up in pictorial urgency.
March 7, 2014
Not as good a film as On the Bowery, but intelligent, rare, and heartbreaking
March 6, 2014
(The film)succeeds simultaneously as activism, as drama, and as a time capsule. It feels like the delicate spell would be broken if a single variable was altered.
February 28, 2014
...by combining a scripted story with some amazing on-location filming, it conveys a real sense of how crippling the apartheid system was for the vast majority of South Africans...
January 27, 2012
A perfect marriage between art and radical politics.
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