Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Musical

Sarafina! (1992) Poster

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.




  • Leleti Khumalo in Sarafina! (1992)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina! (1992)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina! (1992)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina! (1992)
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Leleti Khumalo in Sarafina! (1992)
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Leleti Khumalo in Sarafina! (1992)

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9 April 2009 | rmsaviye
Depicts life the way it was during apartheid in South Africa
I am not a South African, but I know how bad life was for them back then. People world over should understand that music is a way in which Africans best express their emotions, so making Sarafina! a musical added to the flavor of the movie. Sarafina! reigns supreme to this day, thanks to Whoopi and Leleti. The scenes shown are not exaggerated. (People were really beaten and killed brutally back then).

You'd need to watch more African movies(like Shaka Zulu, Ipintombi etc) to really appreciate the "music" part of it. Leleti Khumalo and Whoopi Goldberg hit home and act well together as a student and her dear teacher respectively. I wish we could have a sequel to it. All in all it is a GREAT movie and well acted.

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Release Date:

25 September 1992


English, Zulu

Country of Origin

South Africa, UK, France, USA

Filming Locations

South Africa

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,488 20 September 1992

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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