Cry Freedom

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Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, produced in 1987.

Cry Freedom is a dramatization of the story of Steve Biko, the South African Black Consciousness leader, who was murdered while in police custody, and Donald Woods, the white editor of the Daily Dispatch who befriended him. Woods wrote a book exposing the death of Biko while in Police custody. In order for him to get the book published he must escape from South Africa.

Biko is played by Denzel Washington, and Woods is played by Kevin Kline. Woods' wife, Wendy, is played by Penelope Wilton.

The film was shot in neighbouring Zimbabwe, and although not banned in South Africa, cinemas were faced with bomb threats from extreme right-wing whites.

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