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All the thoughts I had while watching Sarafina for the first time as an adult

a-scene-from-sarafinaI watched Sarafina for the first time as an adult some weeks ago, and these are all the thoughts I had in two hours.

  1. It’s been years since I watched this film. Looking forward to watching it again!
  2. I wish the dialogue wasn’t in English. It would have made it so much more effective, but alas, the money people must have spoken.
  3. I remember arguing like this with my sister, haha, hoping that I wouldn’t be the one closest to an adult because that means you’ll be the one met with a hit.
  4. The choreography here is on fleek doe! “Sarafinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Sarafina Mama yoh!”
  5. This scene was great until these police assholes appeared. Nxa.
  6. Why’s Mbongeni outchea tryna cradle-snatch? Sarafina is child, bro. I guess this is where the idea of calling high school girls masarafina comes from?
  7. “Smile for me, Sarafina”
    “Where is the joke?” Hahahaha! #MyFave.
  8. Oh a young John Kani, as the school principal, comdemning the burning of schools. Didn’t Jacob Zuma say the youth of 76 never burned schools on Youth Day…?
  9. Miss Celie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ag, I mean Whoopi!
  10. “Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeed, be thyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy naaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. Our Fatheeeeeeeeeeeeeeer, which art in *dumdum* which art in *dumdum* which art in heeeeeeeeaaaaaaveeeeeeeeen.” I love this song so much! My favourite from this film. I’m contemplating getting up to dance when the slow part is over like we did when I was in pre-school. (Yeah, we did songs Sarafina – I’ve always been woke AF! Haha!)
  11. “For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. For ever it is in heaven. Mmmmmhhhhmmmm” #Fave!
  12. I certainly also can’t confirm that Adam from the Bible is white, Ms Masombuka.
  13. Auwww, Somgaga!
  14. Jan van Riebeck – 1652, we do all know that but don’t know much of our own history. This Ms Masombuka is on point. “That’s what South Africa is for the whites – a gas station stop on the way to somewhere else.” Omg!
  15. Look at this guy properly sleeping in class. Smh. In high school, even. Imagine the courage, haha!
  16. Aaitch, crocodile and that hair style. Little did he know that it would make a comeback in 2016.
  17. “He’ll take me to the movies then spend twenty years in jail”. Sarafina’s dilemma is so real. Eish.
  18. “Teachers who teach young minds must reject violence and must hate it and not encourage it.” Ironies on ironies on ironies from white folks, here.
  19. Is this a music class? Akusamnandi! “Wajikel’ emaweni siyahamba bo!”
  20. I’m genuinely trying to figure out what happening on Whoopi’s head. Is this a braids-dreads combo? :/ :/
  21. Yes, Sarafina must be the sterring in their school play! She must be Mandela – screw Crocodile and his patriarchy, nxa.
  22. It’s really sad that our parents went to school with soldiers walking around with guns. Smh.
  23. Somizi was so woke. I like him. Black and conscious. But also, he’s giving me strong hotep vibes, mara for the purpose of this story, I’ll go with it.
  24. “This isn’t education, this is somewhere to keep us off the streets.” Eish 😦 😦
  25. Yes, Somizi! Ms Masombuka is the best, she definitely won’t last… That’s some real foreshadowing, there.
  26. Sarafina’s lines though, haha! “I’ll come pick you up” “What am I, a parcel?” I need some notes from her lessons, hahaha!
  27. No Somizi!!! Leave the women’s OMO! 😦 (What is Somizi’s character’s name?!)
  28. Hau bathing these cops, sjamboks just like that.
  29. Mama Miriam – beautiful as ever!
  30. Sarafina isn’t up to good – that looks says it all.
  31. Why is Sarafina being like this, doe? Stop messing the house up, Sarafina!
  32. “School books are full of lies, mama” #TheDepth.
  33. “He went away to be a hero, and I stayed home to work” Eish. 😦
  34. “I’d rather die like him than live like you” Sarafina nooooooo! Take it back! 😦
  35. But I feel her conflict though. It’s a tough one. Akunzima bethuna.
  36. Sabela is such a traitor. Nxa, who does this to their own people. Nxa. Askies Crocodile.
  37. Ms Masombuka’s house reminds me of my gran’s house *love* That coal stove, man. So many memories.
  38. “The boys can fight. What can I do?” Sarafina is so conflicted – black womanhood is so difficult, y’all.
  39. “I hate the killing, I hate the violence. But I cannot stand aside and let others die for me. I will fight, too, but I can’t kill. Just don’t ask me too kill.” I love Ms Masombuka sooo much. That’s already enough for me to believe these fuckers are going to kill her.
  40. Bathong ba Modimo, bringing a whole squad of police to arrest one person and breaking doors open with children sleeping and all. Sies man.
  41. This cop is delusional. “Go to school, get an education, make something of themselves”? During 19Apartheid? FFS! Rha!
  42. Sarafina’s church outfit is an exact replica of outfits today.
  43. Hau, Guitar is an informant. Why would he be an impimpi in public le ena? Smh.
  44. Sabela is on blesser level: GROSS. Also, I hate him. He gives me the creeps. Also, I hate him.
  45. Are all these people going to confront Guitar? Poor Guitar won’t make it out of this.
  46. Yes, just tell us why you spied, Guitar.
  47. Guitar’s dad ‘s story 😥 It’s okay, Guitar, don’t cry 😥 I forgive you! (Sabela is such an asshole!!! Nxa)
  48. Oh no, cops in the classroom. This is not good.
  49. WHERE ARE THEY TAKING MS MASOMBUKA????!!!
  50. NOOOO NOT TO JAIL! FUCK THESE COPS! WHAT DID SHE DO? IS SHE REALLY GETTING ARRESTED FOR LOVING HERSELF???!
  51. Don’t bring the gun to your house, Sarafina!
  52. I don’t know who this new history teacher is, but I don’t like him (and his perm).
  53. “BURN! BURN! BURN!” YAAAAAS! Nxa.
  54. And then these fuckers appeared, right on cue. Nxa.
  55. WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY SHOOTING UNARMED SCHOOL CHILDREN?!
  56. CROCODILE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
  57. “How fearful they must be that they shoot children!” YES!!! #Preach #Amen
  58. (I need to find my dad’s Sarafina soundtrack, waitse!!!)
  59. Ooh look at Kwaito’s mom in Skeem Saam. MaNtuli!
  60. FREEDOM IS COMING TOMORROW!
  61. Eish, everything from this protest onwards is just going to make me cry… 😦 😦
  62. Fucking hell, why is Sabela like this? Poor Guitar. Hope Sabela doesn’t kill him!
  63. Noooooooooooooo, I spoke too soon! He’s dead! 😦
  64. Oh, phew he’s not dead!
  65. Things aren’t looking good for Sabela, now. The students are angry.
  66. Does Sabela really think he can outrun a group of young students, though? I mean, seriously, bro?
  67. Oh dear, he’s not coming out of this alive.
  68. Petrol! They’re going to burn him alive 😮
  69. I confess, I feel sorry for him, but at the same time he kind of deserves to die. He’s consistently been an asshole.
  70. For fuck’s sake, do these cops not get tired of fighting school children? Emphasis on children!
  71. These arrests are so painful to watch 😦 At least Sarafina is safely at home. Don’t leave the house, Sarafina!
  72. Oh no, they got Sarafina, too! 😦
  73. Why are they being so violent with unarmed children 😦
  74. Oh shit. They’re calling Sarafina out. They better not fucking kill her.
  75. Omg, Barker Haines!
  76. 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦
  77. “We don’t have to look for trouble; our life is trouble” Ewu, bakithi 😦
  78. WAS??? NOOOOOO! THESE FUCKERS KILLED MS MASOMBUKA! I KNEW THEY WOULD KILL HER! FUCK THE POLICE AND FUCK APARTHEID 😥 😥 😥
  79. I’m legit crying real tears 😥 😥 😥
  80. Safa saphel’ isizwe esimyama 😥 😥
  81. I can’t handle this film anymore 😦 These recounts of torture, omg 😥 😥 What kind of humans do this to other humans (let alone children) 😦
  82. Oh, poor Sarafina getting electrocuted. Sorry! 😥 😥
  83. Those scars look so painful 😦 Mama really is strong 😥 Black womanhood, y’all 😥
  84. Watching Sarafina come back home is so emotional 😦
  85. Ms Masombuka’s voice 😦 I miss her so much 😦
  86. Guitar makes me feel so sad just by looking at him. I don’t know why; he just evokes sympathy 😦
  87. Freedom is coming tomorrow!!!
  88. I’m not entirely sure what the conclusion to this film is; but okay. Apartheid was such trash. Nxa.
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One thought on “All the thoughts I had while watching Sarafina for the first time as an adult

  1. I heartly love sarafina movie… Its about 15year since my mama passed on,She brought the movie for to watch … Whenever l watch the movie my mama’s memories come through …especially that part sarafina sings” sarafina mama yoh……

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