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"Cry Freedom" is Too Afraid to Be the Movie It Could Be.

Film Critic Stephen Schiff reviews "Cry Freedom," starring Kevin Kline as South African journalist Donald Woods, and Denzel Washington as anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko. The movie portrays the friendship that developed between Woods, a white reporter, and Biko, one of the leading foes of apartheid. "Cry Freedom" is directed by Richard Attenborough.

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Other segments from the episode on November 12, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 12, 1987: Interview with Brendan Gill; Review of Robbie Robertson's album "Robbie Robertson"; Interview with John Boorman; Review of the film "Cry Freedom."

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