What is the story Sarafina all about?
Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) is a young black South African struggling for freedom during the apartheid. While she has remained relatively silent in her opposition of the racist government in her country, the movement to make the language of Afrikaans the official language in her school leads her to protest in the streets with her fellow students. Her anti-government views become even more intense when her favorite teacher (Whoopi Goldberg) is arrested for protesting.
What is the moral of Sarafina?
It was an act of resistance to tyranny that toppled an invader. The students take the lesson to heart and proceed with their own violent acts against apartheid. They take small steps toward freedom. And every step of the way, there’s an upbeat mood of hope and youthful exuberance.
What was the setting of the movie Sarafina?
The setting of this film was in Soweto, one of the largest projects, better known as ‘loxions’ in Africa found in the city of Johannesburg. The film tells the story of a schoolgirl, Sarafina, played by Leleti Khumalo, who lives with her siblings, aunt and uncle in times of hardships.
Who are the actors in the movie Sarafina?
Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification Leleti Khumalo Sarafina Whoopi Goldberg Mary Masembuko Miriam Makeba Angelina John Kani School Principal Dumisani Dlamini Crocodile
When was the original Broadway production of Sarafina?
— Isaac Museka Lupupa She was their teacher. They were her hope. The original Broadway production of “Sarafina!” opened at the Cort Theater in New York on January 28, 1988, ran for 597 performances and was nominated for the 1988 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Score.
What happens to Sarafina after freedom is coming tomorrow?
Following the unrest of students and their possible torture and trial, Sarafina is released from prison, reunites with some of the colleagues and composes a “Freedom is Coming Tomorrow” song. — Isaac Museka Lupupa She was their teacher. They were her hope. The original Broadway production of “Sarafina!”