Cry freedom

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This is one of the movies more important about the human rights, this film show the most beautiful characteristics of the humanity, the courage and the spirit for defend the justice. And one of the ways for analyze in a reflection mode this movie is through a comparison. Compare the principal characters with other personages who have the same way of think about thehuman rights.
And for carry the last objective is necessary to do an introduction were we giving the principals characteristics and topics from this film.
Cry Freedom is based on the true story of Steve Biko; “this is the story of a man´s fight with the government of South Africa. It is a story of all people who prefer truth to lies. It is the story who cry “freedom”, and who are not afraid todie”

Comparative Chart <CHARACTERS>

1) Principal: Steve Biko:Steve Biko is the principal character in the movie cry freedom. He studied to be a doctor at the university of Natal Medical School. In 1968 he became founder and President of the Association of South African Students (SASO), after he was involved in the activities of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS)deemed that it was controlled by liberals and pacifists. SASO was one of the first organizations of the "Black Consciousness" that emerged. It defined “Black” differently how he did Nelson Mandela´s ANC as “included not only Africans, but also mixed reca, mulattos and Indians, in that then, all designated as "non-white" by the apartheid state " |
*Nelson Mandela:Mandela was the first democraticallyelected South African president by universal suffrage and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage, and other charges, to life imprisonment. Mandela led his party in the negotiations for a multiracial democracy in South Africa, which was achieved in 1994 with the first democratic elections byuniversal suffrage. Mandela won the elections and was president from 1994-1999, often giving priority to reconciliation.

In South Africa, Mandela is known as Madiba, an honorary title bestowed by the elders of Mandela's clan. | * Mahatma Gandhi: Featured openly in front of the Indian nationalist movement. Introduced new methods of struggle (strikes and hunger strikes), and its programs rejected thearmed struggle and preached non-violence as a means to resist British rule. Preached the total fidelity to the dictates of conscience, even civil disobedience if necessary, also struggled for a return to the old Indian traditions | * Dominique Georges Pire:Became concerned about refugees from the war, writing a book (Du Rhin au Danube avec 60.000 DP), speaking on the subject. So he founded the'Europe du Coeur au Service du Monde, a refugee aid organization. With the aid collected was able to build a number of areas to assist refugees from Austria and Germany. Despite being a religious, Pire rejected mix his personal faith with social work, which has not always been well regarded by his ecclesiastical superiors | * Adolfo Pérez Esquivel:Is a sculptor, architect and pacifist Argentina.
In1980 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to defending human rights in Latin America. It is one of the most active in protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).

He continued his work traveling the majority of Latin American countries, the United States and Europe, to denounce the serious human rights crimes in America. He was received by parliamentarians fromseveral European nations. Due to these efforts were initiated criminal proceedings against Argentina's military dictatorship in Italy, Spain and Germany.
is honorary president of the Latin American Service Foundation for Peace and Justice and the International League for Human Rights and Liberation of peoples, based in Milan, Italy, is a member of the Permanent People's Tribunal and the Committee...
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