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Essay | "Cry Freedom"

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"Cry Freedom"

Summary: In Sir Richard Attenborough's film "Cry Freedom," Steve Biko is an important figure because of his ongoing nonviolent resistance against racism in South Africa, which leads to his eventual martyrdom. Through Biko's treatment as a black man by the white-ruled South African government, Attenborough was able to show the extent of racism and unequal treatment that took place in South Africa during that time.

In the film, Cry Freedom, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough an important and influential character is Steve Biko because he stands up for his rights. Biko, a black man, is considered a threat as a political activist by the white ruled government in South Africa. As a result he is officially `banned' and prohibited from exercising basic human rights and from publishing his views. I consider Biko to be an important character because he is fighting against racism and for qual treatment; he is not fighting for Blacks to have an advantage.

Richard Attenborough shows acts of racism in South Africa through the experience of Biko. Black activist leader Steve Biko is banned, and is restricted form expressing his opinions. Biko's voice is taken away from him. We know the disadvantaged don't have a voice and the only option they have is violence. However, Biko is not held...

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