Cry Freedom is The true story of the friendship between South African journalist Donald Woods and Activist Steve Biko that shook South Africa and awakened the world.
Cry Freedom is The true story of the friendship between South African journalist Donald Woods and Activist Steve Biko that shook South Africa and awakened the world. Denzel Washington played the role of Steve Biko and Kevin Kline played the role of Donald Woods. Here is the collection of the best quotes by Steve Biko.The list is prepared including the best quotes from the Steve Biko Movie Cry Freedom as well as original quotes by Steve Biko himself.
Cry Freedom Movie Quotes – Steve Biko Quotes
Judge: Why do you
people call yourselves black? You look more brown than black.
Steve Biko: Why do
you call yourselves white? You look more pink than white.
But your own words demand for DIRECT CONFRONTATION!
Steve Biko: That’s
right, we demand confrontation.
Isn’t that a demand for violence?
Steve Biko: Well,
you and I are now in confrontation, but I see no violence.
Steve Biko: I just expect to be treated like you expect
to be treated.
Steve Biko: You can beat or jail me or even kill me,
but I am not going to be what you want me to be!
Steve Biko: And as angry as we have the right to be, let us
remember that we are in the struggle to kill the idea that one kind of man is
superior to another kind of man.
Steve Biko: People must not just give in to the hardship of
life, they must find a way, even in these environments, to – to develop hope –
hope for themselves, hope for this country.
Biko: The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Biko: The revolutionary sees his task as liberation not only of the oppressed
but also of the oppressor. Happiness can never truly exist in a state of
Steve Biko: If one is free at heart,
no man-made chains can bind one to servitude, but if one’s mind is so
manipulated and controlled by the oppressor, then there will be nothing the
oppressed can do to scare his powerful masters.