Cry Freedom

TitleCry Freedom
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsAttenborough, Richard, and Donald Woods
Series DirectorBriley, John
Running Time157 min
Date Released11/6/1987
DistributorUniversal Pictures
CountryUK
MediumFilm
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

An epic drama set in late 1970s apartheid South Africa, this film based on real events follows journalist Donald Woods as he is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the suspicious death in police custody of his friend, the black anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. The screenplay is based on two books written by Donald Woods.

Cast

Kevin Kline

Kevin McNally

Albert Ndinda

Andrew Whaley

Shelley Borkum

Denzel Washington

Penelope Wilton

Kate Hardie

Graeme Taylor

Adam Stuart Walker

Hamish Stuart Walker

Spring Stuart Walker

Sophie Mgcina

Jim Findley

Credits

Director of photography: Ronnie Taylor; editor: Lesley Walker; music: George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa.

Genre

Biography, Drama, History

Alternate TitleGrito de Libertad
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