Cry Freedom Essay

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Cry Freedom


Cry Freedom

Cry freedom is a real life drama recorded as a movie. The movies main character is steve
biko (played by the actor Denzel Washington), a man in his early thirties who has the
ability to lead his people; the blacks againt the South African injustices. He's most
recognised point or view was „we don't want to be forced into your society...I'm not
going to be what you want me to be.'; Biko was able to show what apartheid has done when
he meets a white journalist by the name of Donald Woods. He was a white who was strongly
againts 'supremacy' as he beleived that it built a wall of hatred which infact apartheid
was causing. Woods slowly gives awarness of the apartheid's violent side through the
submission of photographs of a ghetto being attack by South African police into the
newspaper he is the editor of.

At a sad note Biko is arrested on his way to a rally and is beaten to death in custody;
the governmen announces he's death as a 'hunger strike'. Donald Woods is deeply outraged
and shocked. He goes to see the body and takes photographs of the beaten body and plans to
smuggle the photo's out of the country which includes a plan of him diskized as a preast
and the escape of his family. Before that he was placed on house arrest as Biko was
through with his revolutionary era of speaches. My personal response to the apartheid
issue is that im simply tottally against that because it cause discrimination and stronger
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