Sarafina! (1992) Movie Details

Sarafina! (PG-13)
Miramax Films , Vanguard Films , Hollywood Pictures , Distant Horizons , British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
1 hr 57 mins
Rating: 6.6/10 from 191 users

Sarafina! Movie Cast

Leleti Khumalo
as Sarafina
Whoopi Goldberg
as Mary Masembuko
John Kani
as School Principal
Miriam Makeba
as Angelina
Mary Twala
as Sarafina's Grandmother

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The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A narrator introduces several characters among them the school girl activist Sarafina. Things get out of control when a policeman shoots several pupils in a classroom. Nevertheless, the musical ends with a cheerful farewell show of pupils leaving school, which takes most of act two. In the movie version Sarafina feels shame at her mother's (played by Miriam Makeba in the film) acceptance of her role as domestic servant in a white household in apartheid South Africa, and inspires her peers to rise up in protest, especially after her inspirational teacher, Mary Masombuka (played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film version) is imprisoned.


Sarafina! is a 1992 English Film stars Leleti Khumalo , Darrell James Roodt , Whoopi Goldberg , John Kani , Miriam Makeba , Mary Twala , directed by Darrell James Roodt & music by .