A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

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Mahree Bok
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Piper Dellums
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Ron Dellums
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Roscoe Dellums (as Penny Johnson)
Anthony Burnett ...
Brandy Dellums
Travis Kyle Davis ...
Erik Dellums (as Travis Davis)
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Flora
Susan Danford ...
Merle Bok
Stephen Jennings ...
Pieter Bok
Michael Kanev ...
Rian Bok
Ahmad Stoner ...
Daniel
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Billy
David Rosser ...
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Reporter #2
Erik Kilpatrick ...
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Storyline

Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a nice home in Washington DC. When Mahree is chosen to spend a semester at the Dellums' house, she doesn't expect that her host family would be black. Nor do her hosts suspect that she is not a black South African. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Look beyond black and white and you'll find...The Color of Friendship


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5 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Die Farbe der Feundschaft  »

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Trivia

The real Erik Dellums, son of former Congressman Ron Dellums, appears in a cameo. See more »

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The movie is set in 1977. But the first shot of the movie shows the Washington Monument with the scaffolding used for its renovation in 2000. See more »

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Piper Dellums: [to Mahree] You do drink chocolate, right? Or maybe you only like vanilla.
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References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

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Performed by Az Yet
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Excellent story line and great acting.
28 February 2001 | by (Anaheim, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed watching this movie more than once. The main thing I liked about the movie was the depiction of how both sides knew so little about the individual, but was willing to attach what the attitude was regarding apartheid from both sides. I think it is important for us as Americans to realize that not everyone in S. Africa who is white agrees with the concept of apartheid. That was shown very well in the movie. It also showed how the characters involved in the conflict grew and expanded their view point and ultimately accepted the other person regardless of what they initially believed in. The whole cast was fantastic.


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