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Sarafina! (1992)

Sarafina! (1992)




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Sarafina! is an anti-apartheid musical about a young Soweto girl (Leleti Khumalo) who experiences a political awakening, as she comes of age in the mid-'70s, due to the lessons of her teacher (Whoopi Goldberg), who tends not to follow the white power-structure's curriculum.
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Leleti Khumalo
as Sarafina
Whoopi Goldberg
as Mary Masembuko
Miriam Makeba
as Angelina
John Kani
as Principal
Dumisani Dlamini
as Crocodile
Sipho Kunene
as Guitar
Tertius Meintjes
as Lt. Bloem
Gideon de Wet
as 2nd Policeman
Robert Whithead
as Interrogator
Nhlanhla Ngema
as Stimela
Faca Kulu
as Eddie
Mary Twala
as Sarafina's Grandmother
James Mthoba
as Sarafina's Uncle
Greg Latter
as 1st Policeman
Gideon DeWet
as 2nd Policeman
Nicky Rebelo
as 1st Soldier
James Whyle
as 2nd Soldier
Bheki Mqadi
as Moses
Michele Bestbier
as Mrs. Hendriks
Patrick Ndlovu
as Victor Gumede
David Manqele
as Preacher
Sibusiso Ngema
as Funeral Leader
Pheto Wildeman
as Nhlanhla
Xolani Dlamini
as Sarafina's Brother
Siya Ngcobe
as Sarafina's Brother
Louis Seboko
as Joe Masembuko
Sam Ngakane
as Guitar's Father
Doris Sehula
as Woman Shopper
Dominic Skosana
as 1st Prison Guard
Ishamel Boikanyo
as 2nd Prison Guard
Siphamandla Ngcamu
as 1st Testimony/Crocodile Gang Member
Khanyo Maphumulo
as 2nd Testimony
Dipuo Lehlongwa
as 4th Testimony/Sarafina's Friend
Mfana "Jones" Hlope
as 5th Testimony/Crocodile Gang Member
Congo Radebe
as Silence
Vincent Ngobese
as Crocodile Gang Member
Gugwana Dlamini
as Sarafina's Friend
Khululiwe Sithole
as Sarafina's Friend
Batho Mhlongo
as Sarafina's Friend
Billy Mashigo
as Shebeen Drinker
Dixon Malele
as Shebeen Drinker
Eric Seema
as Shebeen Drinker
Velaphi Msini
as Teacher
Mate Bashe
as Teacher
Princess Msala
as Teacher
Sbongile Dingatha
as Woman Shopper
Olga Mvicane
as Woman Shopper
as Jaeger
Mabusi Gumede
as Dancer
Sonto Khumalo
as Dancer
Velile Mchunu
as Dancer
John Lata
as Dancer
Vukani "Marko" Dlamini
as Crocodile Gang Member
Gugu Mkhize
as Dancer
Futhi Mhlongo
as Dancer
Rayhana Myles
as Dancer
Zanele Radebe
as Dancer
Alfred Ndlovu
as Dancer
Nkosana Mzolo
as Dancer
Sduduzo Mbili
as Dancer
Thulani Didi
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Sarafina!

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Sobering musical about apartheid includes brutal violence.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Common Sense Media

A rather bloody musical that captures the horror that was apartheid.

September 21, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

It just doesn't work.

July 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Sarafina!

(** 1/2): [img][/img] I liked the musical numbers and the story was interesting but the two do not mix well here. A near-miss.



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Wahida K

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Wow wow wow! That's all I have to say about Sarafina. Everytime I watch this, I'm alerted of the trials Africa's people went through & go through every single day & I cry everytime I watch the moving movie. Watch Sarafina!

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