Searching for Sugarman – A Film that simply and beautifully inspires, and overthrew apartheid.

This is most likely one of those very few films that actually does not only a profound job of inspiring those who watch it, but further goes on to do so using reality, and delving deeper, it uses a reality that is so far fetched it seems like fiction.
This may be only the 3rd such film/story I have been exposed to in my life, 38 years, to have such a profound impact on me and my life and how I view the world and my place in it.
I am purposely not saying much as, A. Historically when typing reviews on my blog in the early a.m. I am often quite reticent to actually write anything, and B. The story is crafted in such a way that I deign to spill any of its secrets here as I am not the master weaver of the narrative and to try and describe any part of any one thread seems to me a fools errand and should you actually see this movie, you’ll simply be upset at me.
So we keep this easy peasy… I guarantee that if you watch this you will be inspired, amazed, likely moved to tears and after all, this man is considered to be one of the principal elements in really kicking off freedom in South Africa, now, thats big… Real big.

2 thoughts on “Searching for Sugarman – A Film that simply and beautifully inspires, and overthrew apartheid.

  1. When I was in my late teens, and a student in South Africa, my friends and I absolutely loved the song “I wonder” and it was often played at our local party hangout – crazy to think we had no clue about the man behind the song and the circumstances of how the album became such a hit in South Africa. All of us had the album Cold Fact. I watched the film a few months ago, more than 20 years later after partying away to “I wonder”. Quite a story………..

    1. I just watched the Documentary and was blown away, truly an Epic tale, imagine, making albums, making great music, really solid music, and having it go nowhere in your mind and then, some 40 years later, walking out to a crowd as big as a dream…. It was nice to see a genuinely humble ninja of a man, not only get his glory, but to not change a bit=]. Aloha!

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