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Sarafina! ★★★ 1992 (PG-13)

Part comingofage saga, part political drama, part musical, and all emotionally powerful. Sarafina is a young girl in a township school in Soweto, South Africa in the mid'70s, gradually coming into a political awakening amid the Soweto riots. Khumalo recreates her stage role as the glowing and defiant Sarafina with both Goldberg and Makeba good in their roles as Sarafina's outspoken and inspirational teacher and her longsuffering mother, respectively. Adapted from Ngema's stage musical. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Mbongeni Ngema; D: Darrell Roodt; W: Mbongeni Ngema, William Nicholson; M: Stanley Myers.