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Based on a novel by Athol Fugard, Tsotsi is the gang name of a Soweto street thug living
a dehumanized life following the end of apartheid. Faced with a moral dilemma after an
unplanned crime goes awry, Tsotsi gradually moves toward self-realization and
redemption while reclaiming his humanity.
This film received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Shown with English subtitles and rated R for violence.
This is a special Monday night presentation as part of Shepherd University's Black
History Month program and is co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs. The post-
film discussion will be led by Professor Momodou Darboe of Shepherd University.
Athol Fugard is known principally as a playwright. He wrote the novel Tsotsi during the
apartheid period and couldn’t get it published for many years.
About the writer.
A sampling of reviews.
Other background on the film.