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Rated
PG
Runtime 157 min
Ratings
76% critics Rotten Tomatoes
88% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 11/06/87
Actors Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe, John Matshikiza, Juanita Waterman
Directors Richard Attenborough
Donald Woods is chief editor of 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 opinion. 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 illegally escape the country.
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 11/06/87
Actors Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe, John Matshikiza, Juanita Waterman
Directors Richard Attenborough
Donald Woods is chief editor of 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 opinion. 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 illegally escape the country.