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Credited cast:
Jonas Gwangwa Jonas Gwangwa ... Himself
Abdullah Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim ... Himself
Nelson Mandela ... Himself
Hugh Masekela ... Himself
Dorothy Masuka Dorothy Masuka ... Herself
Dolly Rathebe Dolly Rathebe ... Herself
Jürgen Schadeberg Jürgen Schadeberg ... Himself


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Documentary | Music




Ireland | UK


English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

16 August 2003 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Meadowlands, South Africa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Little Bird Productions See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive films)
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Wish I could find it on DVD!
23 February 2006 | by imasamiamSee all my reviews

I'm an American who's married to a South African. I've been to SA many times and learn a little more about the country's history each time I go. I saw this film on the airplane on my last trip to SA and absolutely loved it! I watched it twice on the flight to and once on the flight back home. I know it sounds a bit clichéd but it made me laugh, cry and even dance in my seat. As soon as I got off the plane, I went to a CNA and bought the soundtrack! I hunted desperately to find it on DVD while I was there but to no avail. This was a year ago so I've been hoping that it will come out soon but still can't find it. Does anyone know if it's been released in SA or the UK on DVD? (I know it will be PAL format but that's fine because I can convert it to watch it in the USA.) Anyway, if anyone knows of a link that I could go to and buy Sophiatown on DVD, I would certainly appreciate it!

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