Cry Freedom


Cry Freedom

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Josette Simon

Dr. Ramphele

Wabei Siyolwe


John Matshikiza


Juanita Waterman

Ntsiki Biko


Donald Woods is chief editor at the liberal newspaper Daily Dispatch in South Africa. He has written several editorials critical of the views of Steve Biko. But after having met him for the first time, he changes his views. They meet several times, and this means that Woods and his family get attention from the security police. When Steve Biko dies in police custody, he writes a book about Biko. The only way to get it published is for Woods himself to unlawfully escape the country.

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30April 2010

«Cry Freedom» is a 1987 drama. In segregated 1970s South Africa, black nationalist Steven Biko (Denzel Washington) and white newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) are unlikely friends with a common goal – ending apartheid – in this true story based on Woods's books Biko and Asking for Trouble. When Biko's beliefs lead him to prison and a deadly fate, Woods rallies to expose the injustice. Director Richard Attenborough's film earned Washington his first Oscar nod. «Cry Freedom» directed by Richard Attenborough. You can download «Cry Freedom» right here!





Good drama movie14 February 2016

Gripping story about the fight for equality in South Africa, focusing on the struggle led by black activist Steve Biko, which was continued after his death by white newspaper editor Donald Woods. Intense, well acted and a realistic portrayal of a dark period in South Africa's history.

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Thank you ...24 March 2015

Thank you very much for your comments!





Good drama04 July 2012

A story that happened more then 20 years ago in South- Africa. Very good acting, and very moving.





Cry Freedom29 April 2012

As anyone old enough knows, South Africa long suffered under the vile, racist oppression of apartheid, which completely subjugated the black population. One of the most famous anti-apartheid activists was Steve Biko, who was murdered in jail. Following the murder, reporter Donald Woods sought to... more





Classic 80's Movie28 March 2012

Powerful movie about the Apartheid days in South Africa. Washington and Kline are brilliant.





I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.03 March 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.





Award winning drama biography22 February 2012

Great well made and well acted movie. Worth a viewing

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Thanks05 February 2012

This has good reviews, I just cant fathom parting with my money to see it.

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