In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »
The film was shot in South Africa. Since the country was ruled by strict apartheid (enforced racial separation) laws, Sidney Poitier and Canada Lee and Producer and Director Zoltan Korda cooked up a scheme where they told the South African immigration authorities that Poitier and Lee were not actors, but were Korda's indentured servants; otherwise, the two black actors and the white Director would not have been allowed to associate with each other while they were in the country.
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