A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on new meaning. Relationships are fragile in the world of apartheid. How will she manage? Written by
South Africa, 1963. A mother's love. A family's courage.
Did You Know?
One of a mini-cycle of late 1980s anti-apartheid themed movies. The films are Cry Freedom
(1987), A World Apart
(1988) and A Dry White Season
(1989), each released in subsequent years. The Power of One
(1992) would follow early in the next decade of the 1990s. A majority of anti-apartheid films were filmed in Zimbabwe in response to the international economic sanctions against South Africa's Apartheid regime. During the apartheid regime, anti-apartheid films (including Western films depicting interracial relationships (the James Bond film Live And Let Die was heavily censored when released for the South African market) were banned by the South African government until the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela. See more
[inside her cell, shouting and smashing objects
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