The unforgettable friendship of two unforgettable men. The tension and terror of the former South African regime is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and liberal white newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) who risked his life to bring Biko's story to the world. In this explosive, emotional and thrilling film, Woods slowly reveals the true horrors of apartheid through Biko's eyes. When the South African authorities begin to view Biko as a major threat to their government, he is arrested and silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable story to the world. This riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.