Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation. Written by
Did You Know?
Three of the South African actors in the film, John Kani
, Zakes Mokae
, and Winston Ntshona
, were all associates of pioneer South African playwright and anti-apartheid activist Athol Fugard
, with the trio all winning Tony Awards for appearances in Broadway productions of Fugard's plays. See more
When the camera pulls away from the court house (Harare City Hall) a bus drives past displaying an advertisement for Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, which flew to Zimbabwe, but not to South Africa under apartheid during the 1970s. See more
Suzette du Toit
I thought the idea was to give them their own homelands, let them live with their own kind...
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Produced by Danny Lawson for Night After Night Ltd. See more