Posted by: Dr. Y. | June 15, 2018

16 June 1976: Soweto Uprising from Sarafina!

Sarafina_poster

Sarafina poster (Wikipedia)

In order to remember the 16 June 1976 Soweto uprising, I decided to share with you these images and song from the movie Sarafina! which focused on the 1976 Soweto riots. It is simply beautiful! The character says: “They fear you because you are young, they fear you because you are the future; How fearful they must be that they shoot you children? How powerful you must be that they fear you so much. You are powerful because you are the generation that will be free. The violence, the beatings, the torture, the killings, all this is the bad pain of our free nation. … Freedom is coming tomorrow!” In essence, this is a message for all the youth around the world: You are the future, you are strong, take hold of it, and do the best!


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  1. Thanks for that!

    Best regards

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    • Thank you Schluter. Glad it was well-received.

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  2. Very good!

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