Drama / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 1845


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 24, 2021 at 06:04 AM



Whoopi Goldberg as Mary Masembuko
John Kani as School Principal
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906.09 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 4 / 15
1.64 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 3 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lindas7774 10 / 10


I saw this movie, and the play, and I have to add that this was the most touching story that I had ever seen. Until I saw this movie I was unaware of how awful life was and probably still is for the South African children and adults that were and are living in that era. It brought tears to my eyes and much sadness to my heart that any human being should have to struggle like that just to stay alive, And to bring the children right out of that area and teach them to act and preform and turn them loose to tell their own story is simply amazing. This simply surpass a five star, I rate it a ten. Thank You Mr. Mbongeni Ngema for such a astonishing story. Although it has been 12 years since this story has been told, it is still one that lays heavy in my heart.If there is a VHS, or DVD out there on the play, Please notify me ASAP.Thank You. PS There was nothing wrong with the kids wanting to bring awareness of their problems and conditions to the attention of other countries in hopes that some one would have a heart and offer assistance.

Reviewed by Shooshoo80 10 / 10

Good Movie Filled with a Message of Hope

A DAMN GOOD MOVIE! One that is seriously underrated. The songs that the children sing in the movie gave me a sense of their pain, but also their hope for the future. Whoopi Goldberg puts in a good performance here, but the best performance throughout the whole movie is that of the actress who plays the title character. I wish she was in more movies.

This movie should have a higher rating. I give it a 10/10.

Reviewed by Sylviastel 7 / 10

A must see movie

I believe Sarafina is a tremendous effort of Whoopi Goldberg. Besides her, there are no other stars in the film and her role is smaller than the title character, Sarafina. Since I work in a high school with urban children, I think this is an important film to show South African history of apartheid. Sarafina is a movie about education and a teacher's relationship with her student, Sarafina. I bought the video for practically nothing at a videostore. I watched it and fast forwarded through the musical numbers. But I strongly recommend this film to educators and their students to understand. Now while I don't know the other actors and actresses in the film, I assume that they are very popular in South Africa and I am glad that they filmed with a South African cast and crew with the exception of Goldberg in a small role but if it gets people to see this movie, than Whoopi reaches worldwide appeal.

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