Bopha! (1993)

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Cast
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Cast

Character Actor
De Villiers Malcolm McDowell
Micah Mangena Danny Glover
Rosie Mangena Alfre Woodard
Zweli Mangena Maynard Eziashi
Pule Rampa Malick Bowens
Philomen Gift Burnett
Josiah Machikano Fidelis Cheza 
Solomon Michael Chinyamurindi
Naledi Machikano Christopher John Hall
Nonsizt Peter Kampila
White Policeman #2 Stan Leih
Magubane Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
Thokozile Machikano Grace Mahlaba
Nemah Mary Makwangwalala
Teacher Zilla Mamansi
Mrs. Machikano Anna Manyewe
White Policeman #1 Gavin Mey
Bantebe Eric Miyeni
Mother #1 Bertha Msora
Black Policeman #1 Joseph Munyama
Priest Akim Mwale
Old Woman Winnie Ndemera
Samuel Innocent Ngavaira
Mother #2 Jane Nhukarume
Police Commissioner Eric Nobbs
Retleif Robin Smith
Lucy Van Tonder Julie Strijdom
Nkeala Wilfred Tongarepi 
Van Tonder Marius Weyers

Directed by Morgan Freeman
Written by Percy Mtwa, Brian Bird & John Wierick

Notes

Based on the play by Percy Mtwa, which was first produced as a three-character play at Lincoln Center in 1986. A year later it was staged at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Two television productions about the play appeared: one a documentary by the BBC and the other a docudrama by PBS. The PBS docudrama mixed actual footage of black-on-black violence with scenes from the play and featured narration by Sidney Poitier. Before the play's European premiere, it was taken to the townships of South Africa, where Mtwa was able to speak with audiences about their own experiences.

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