Cry Freedom, 1987: I was very excited to see the film, as it dealt with South Africa, which is a place I don't know much about. I have taken note of the emerging art scene from Johannesburg and Cape Town, so it impressive to see how much South Africa's infrastructure has improved since the film was made. I also loved learning about Biko and Woods, who are both brave, flawed men.
Cry Freedom is the story of Donald Woods (Kevin Kline), editor of Daily Despatch, a liberal newspaper in East London, South Africa and his historic friendship with Steven Biko (Denzel Washington), one of the most respected freedom fighters of South Africa. The movie is set in South Africa under the apartheid regime.