The Struggle For Freedom Begins At Home.
Micah Mangena is sitting on a powder keg and doesn't know it. He's a sergeant in South Africa's police force, an unquestioning supporter of the powers that be. But the strife tearing at the fabric of 1980 South Africa is about to rip Micah's own world violently apart. His son is waking up to the fact that the system of apartheid is evil…and that Micah is part of that system.
Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard and Marius Weyers lead an exceptional cast in Bopha!, Morgan Freeman's highly charged directorial debut. Bopha is a Zulu word meaning “to arrest” or “to detain.” For the oppressive regime, it's an act of empowerment. For the swelling crowds of activists, it's an outraged cry of protest, a cry whose real world impact is still felt today.
- Commentary with Director Morgan Freeman, and actors Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard
- " A handsomely crafted, potently played drama that brings the issue of apartheid down to a visceral human dimension. " – Leonard Klady
- " The result is a surprisingly powerful, insightful film. The dramatic curve of the narrative may not seem entirely fresh, and some of the characters are simplistic, but the movie still gets to you. " – Hal Hinson
- " It is a great performance by Danny Glover, the portrait of a proud man who discovers his pride was entrusted to the wrong things. " – Roger Ebert