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The Color of Friendship (TV Movie 2000) - Plot Summary Poster

(2000 TV Movie)

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  • 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>
  • In 1977, two girls from opposite sides of the world come together and change each other's lives. Young, white Mahree Bok lives in apartheid South Africa with her wealthy family. Piper Dellums, the daughter of a black U.S. congressman in Washington, D.C., prepares to welcome Mahree to the U.S. for a semester abroad. Mahree is surprised to find her host family is black, and Piper is stunned that Mahree is white. Each will have to question the assumptions she had.

    - Written by Jwelch5742
  • 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.

    - Written by Anonymous

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