Bopha!

apartheid drama South Africa

directed by: Daniel Riesenfeld
produced by: Daniel Riesenfeld
(1987) 59 minutes
58 min

Percy Mtwa and other actors discuss the making of their play about a black policeman and his activist son, with excerpts

BOPHA! was a drama by South African Percy Mtwa about the tensions between a black policeman and his activist son during the apartheid period. This documentary is about how the play came into being. It features interviews with Percy Mtwa and members of the Earth Players company Aubrey Moalasi, Aubrey Redebe, and Sydney Khumalo, and segments of the play. BOPHA! was voted Best Arts Documentary at the Banff Television Festival, 1988, and awarded the Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival , 1987.