Director: Mbongeni NGEMA
Producers: Mbongeni NGEMA, Darrell Roodt, Christianne Bennetto
Writer: Mbongeni Ngema

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Comrade Washington (Mbongeni Ngema), enters the troubled Durban Central Prison TO WORK WITH convicts IN creating a musical play. Interwoven stories emerge ALL the way FROM the Lamontville rent strikes of 1983, WITH the forces of resistance being represented BY the singer, Soweto (Danica de la Rey). They cling together TO face the cruel wrath of the prison authorities AS the play comes together, culminating IN a performance FOR a stunned audience of their oppressors. The inmates tell their stories, claim their history, AND dance back their identity.Director, Dr Mbongeni Ngema, occupies a UNIQUE SPACE IN theatre history AS an auteur of celebrated stage play musicals AND he NOW brings that talent TO his FIRST film, based ON his seminal WORK of the same name. The film IS produced BY Darrell Roodt AND features an original soundtrack BY Ngema. The ALL South African CAST perform a 60% Zulu LANGUAGE script.

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