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A World Apart

1988 Rated PG 1hr 53m

This powerful examination of apartheid stars Barbara Hershey as South African journalist Diana Roth, a white woman jailed for her political activism. Diana's fierce commitment to the cause is unfathomable to her 13-year-old daughter (Jodhi May), who feels hurt by and resentful of her mother's intense focus on issues outside the family. Escalating events push mother and daughter into a climactic confrontation in this drama based on true events.

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Movie Details

1989 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film nominee
1989 BAFTA®
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.