Comrade Washington, a black struggle activist, returns to South Africa. His mission: to work with convicts to create a musical play. Their interwoven stories emerge all the way from the Lamontville rent strikes of 1983. Through personal testimony, song, and dance, the prisoners find resilience, liberation, and forgiveness. The forces of resistance are represented by singer-activist Soweto. They all face the cruel wrath of the prison authorities as the play comes together, and it culminates in a performance for a stunned audience of their oppressors. The inmates tell their stories, claim their history, and dance back their identity. In Zulu language with English subtitles.

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, South African.
Tonight is party night.
Tonight is party night.


Danica De La Rey,Mbongeni Ngema, Boitumelo Shisana, Luzuko Nqeto, Tertius Meintjies, Sbu Ngema, Gerhard Rudolf, Dikeledi Letebele, Sibusiso Kotelo, Bhekithemba Zwane, Moses Mahlangu, Kere Nyawo, Congo Hadebe
Mbongeni Ngema
ScreenplayDylan Ben-Israel, Mbongeni Ngema
MusicChris Letcher, Mbongeni Ngema
CinematographyDino Benedetti
EditingLucian Barnard
Made in2017

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong impact, frequent.
NudityLow impact, infrequent.
ViolenceStrong impact, frequent.
PrejudiceModerate impact, frequent.
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of sexual violence.
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