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.
Did You Know?
Quite a number of the actors who portrayed white police officers in this movie were in political exile from South Africa. 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
Ben du Toit
If someone told you your child had died and wouldn't tell you how he died or where the body was buried, wouldn't you be upset?
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