I think I might have been 8 years old when this came out and saw it in the theaters, ut I definitely remember liking the movie. I was a little up on the news at the time because one of my friends was hyper aware for our age because of her parents and she did mention apartheid. I was also watching the news back then and heard about it, though I still had no full grasp of what it meant. Sarafina was just a movie to me then. I didn't have the maturity to understand what the apartheid was about, who it was effecting, the history of colonialism in Africa, etc. I haven't seen it in a really long time.