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Come Back, Africa (1959)

Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.

Director:

Lionel Rogosin

Writers:

Bloke Modisane, Lewis Nkosi (as Lewis N'Kosi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zacharia Mgabi Zacharia Mgabi ... Zachariah
Vinah Bendile ... Vinah
Miriam Makeba ... Miriam
Lewis Nkosi Lewis Nkosi ... Lewis
Bloke Modisane ... Bloke
Can Themba Can Themba ... Can
Myrtle Berman Myrtle Berman ... Myrtle
George Malebye George Malebye ... George
Morris Hugh Morris Hugh ... Morris
Rams Rams ... Rams
Hazel Futa ... Hazel
Martha Martha ... Aunty
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Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.

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Plot Keywords:

apartheid | racism | south africa | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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The first South African film to be made covertly. See more »

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Featured in An American in Sophiatown (2007) See more »

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One of my all-time favorites
21 August 2001 | by griessSee all my reviews

This film on apartheid in South Africa established Lionel Rogosin as master of cinema verite. The use of actual settings and non-professional actors in telling a story set a tone of reality far beyond any movies of the time. The images are still haunting five decades later.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

20 January 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Africa in crisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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