Today in history... September 12th, 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering international outrage.
A decade later, in 1987, Richard Attenborough directed the movie Cry Freedom, a biographical drama about Biko starring Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline.
The film, while certainly well-intentioned, was essentially a Hollywood white-washing of the Apartheid-set story (business as usual). For his efforts, Denzel was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.
Also worth noting, in 1980, Peter Gabriel told the Steve Biko story in the track titled Biko, from his album, Peter Gabriel.
Watch the music video for it below (and the trailer for Cry Freedom underneath):