Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom (1987)

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1987-11-06
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 127 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: South Africa, United Kingdom
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A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

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  • Cry Freedom Photos

    Production Susie Figgis Casting
    Sound George Fenton Original Music Composer
    Editing Lesley Walker Editor
    Directing Richard Attenborough Director
    Production Richard Attenborough Producer
    Costume & Make-Up John Mollo Costume Design
    Art Stuart Craig Production Design
    Art Michael Seirton Set Decoration
    Visual Effects David Harris Special Effects Supervisor
    Sound Jonathan Bates Sound
    Writing John Briley Screenplay
    Production John Briley Co-Producer
    Camera Ronnie Taylor Director of Photography
    Art Norman Dorme Supervising Art Director
    Costume & Make-Up Vera Mitchell Hairstylist
    Art John King Art Direction
    Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound
    Sound Simon Kaye Sound
    Production Terence A. Clegg Executive Producer
    Writing Donald Woods Novel
    Sound Jonas Gwangwa Original Music Composer
    Sound Brian Mann Dialogue Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Wally Schneiderman Makeup Supervisor
    Crew Martin Gant Special Effects
    Sound Michael Crouch Dialogue Editor
    Production Allan James Production Manager
    Art George Richardson Supervising Art Director
    Costume & Make-Up Beryl Lerman Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Paula Gillespie Hairstylist
    Crew Paul Knowles Special Effects
    Production Norman Spencer Co-Producer
    Production Gerry Levy Production Manager
    Crew Gift Nyamandi Special Effects
    Crew Alan Poole Special Effects