Sarafina! (1992)



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Whoopi Goldberg stars in this musical take on the South African struggles against Apartheid in the mid-1970s, during the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela. An adaptation of Mbongeni Ngema's popular musical, which ran on Broadway from 1988 to 1989, Sarafina! recounts the political coming of age of the title character, a high school girl involved in the Soweto student protests of 1976. At first just a petulant bundle of energy, more interested in boys than civil rights, Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By: , ,
Written By: William Nicholson, Mbongeni Ngema
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On DVD: Jun 4, 2002



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as Mrs. Hendriks

as Victor Gumede

as Preacher

as Funeral Leader

as Sarafina's Brother

as Sarafina's Brother

as Joe Masembuko

as Guitar's Father

as Woman Shopper

as 1st Prison Guard

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as Shebeen Drinker

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as Teacher

as Woman Shopper

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as Jaeger

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Audience Reviews for Sarafina!


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!

Jasa {{sHaWtY iS a KiLlUh}} Perry {{gEt LiKe MeH}}

one of my all time favs...whoopi and the girl...

the kids in the jail, the beatings, the fires... words

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