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! – cool movie from 1992 year. I don’t watch many movie online in drama genre, but this one was amazing. The movie is openly dreamlike, and like most dreams it moves uncertainly down a path with many turnings.
The soundtrack of these movie is simple, decieving, full of mischief in its own right. The story is really solid, the pacing is great, and all of the actors give great performances. I still remember the first time I watched Sarafina! online. It was simply an awesome experience that I remember to this day.
Easily the movie with the best dialogue ever. I have not found Sarafina! movie full elsewhere so I uploaded it here, so everyone can now see it for free online.
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA