A World Apart

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Biography

Set in Johannesburg in 1963, A WORLD APART is an utterly convincing, impeccably constructed indictment of apartheid, based on a semiautobiographical screenplay by Shawn Slovo. (Slovo is the daughter of Joe Slovo, head of the South African Communist Party and one of two white members of the ANC executive council, and Ruth First, who was assassinated by a...read more

A World Apart - Official Trailer
02:11 — True story of a young girl in 1960's South Africa whose mother, a humanistic journalist, is jailed indefinitely for her anti-apartheid actions. Moving (more…)
(Movie Clip) Hiding Place
Anti-apartheid activist Diana (Barbara Hershey) narrowly avoids arrest in 1963 Johannesburg, then has a testy exchange with daughter Molly (Jodhi May) (more…)
(Movie Clip) Let's Twist Again
South African Molly (Jodhi May) and friend are grooving to American pop music and enjoying a mixed-race party hosted by her mother Diana (Barbara Hers (more…)
(Movie Clip) Open, Be Cheerful
Opening sequence featuring Barbara Hershey, Jeroen Krabbe and young Jodhi May (as Molly) who, as Shawn Slovo, grew up to write the autobiographical sc (more…)
(Movie Clip) Why Don't We Take Him?
In 1963 Johannesburg, Molly (Jodhi May) and Yvonne (Nadine Chalmers) are collected at school by June (Kate Fitzpatrick) who steers them clear of an ug (more…)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Set in Johannesburg in 1963, A WORLD APART is an utterly convincing, impeccably constructed indictment of apartheid, based on a semiautobiographical screenplay by Shawn Slovo. (Slovo is the daughter of Joe Slovo, head of the South African Communist Party a… (more)

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