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Come Back, Africa (1959)

 -  Documentary | Drama  -  1960 (France)
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Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.

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Cast overview:
Zacharia Mgabi ...
Zachariah
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Vinah
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Miriam
Lewis Nkosi ...
Lewis
Bloke Modisane ...
Bloke
Can Themba ...
Can
Myrtle Berman ...
Myrtle
George Malebye ...
George
Morris Hugh ...
Morris
Rams ...
Rams
Hazel Futa ...
Hazel
Martha ...
Aunty
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Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.

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Africa in crisi  »

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The South African musician Lulu Masilela (Gumboots from Paul Simon's Graceland album) claims that he was the young penny whistler (seen in center of the poster) in Come Back, Africa. The group performing here was actually a combination of two separate groups, both of whom Lulu was playing with at the time, the Meyerton Bright Boys and the Snaketown Shambas. See more »

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One of my all-time favorites
21 August 2001 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

This film on apartheid in South Africa established Lionel Rogosin as master of cinema verite. The use of actual settings and non-professional actors in telling a story set a tone of reality far beyond any movies of the time. The images are still haunting five decades later.


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