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Born on 28/04/1962 (format : day/month/year)Biography :
Darrell Roodt (b. April 28, 1962), is a South African Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter.
Filmography: Second Skin (2000), Pavement (2002), Dangerous Ground (1997), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), Sarafina! (1992), City of Blood (1987), Place of Weeping (1986)
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South African filmmaker/screenwriter Darrell Roodt made an international name for himself with his debut feature A Place of Weeping (1986), a passionate condemnation of apartheid. Educated at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, he gained further acclaim for The Stick (1988), another look at the anti-apartheid struggle. In 1990, he made his first film with American backing, Jobman (1990). Roodt's best-known film is his adaptation of the anti-apartheid stage musical Sarafina! (1992) starring Whoopi Goldberg. He has since alternated between making films in Hollywood and South Africa.
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