Darrell James Roodt

Film maker and screenwriter Darrell James ROODT (1963, South Africa) made an international name for himself with his debut feature A Place of Weeping (1986), a passionate condemnation of apartheid. Educated at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, he gained further acclaim for The Stick (1988), another look at the anti-apartheid struggle. In 1990, he made his first film with American backing, Jobman (1990). Roodt's best-known film is his adaptation of the anti-apartheid stage musical Sarafina! (1992) starring Whoopi Goldberg. He has since alternated between making films in Hollywood and South Africa.


City of Blood (1983), A Place of Weeping (1986), The Stick (1987), A Tenth of a Second (1987), Jobman (1990), Sarafina! (1992), To the Death (1993), Father Hood (1993), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), Dangerous Ground (1997), Second Skin (2000), Witness to a Kill (2001), Pavement (2002), Sumuru (2003), Yesterday (2004), Faith’s Corner (2005), Number 10 (2006), Prey (2007), Meisie (2007), Zimbabwe (2008)