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 this 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 Susan walks in on Ben and Stanley on Christmas day, she is carrying 2 suitcases and does not have her jacket draped on her shoulders. In the next scene, she is leaving the room with the jacket around her shoulders, is carrying only 1 suitcase and it is different than either of the ones she was carrying initially. See more
They don't want us to be really educated. If we learn in Afrikaans, we have no future!
YINI KODWA YINI
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Produced by Danny Lawson for Night After Night Ltd.
Additional vocal performances by the cast of Sarafina See more