Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a nice home in Washington DC. When Mahree is chosen to spend a semester at the Dellums' house, she doesn't expect that her host family would be black. Nor do her hosts suspect that she is not a black South African.
Dragomir R. Radev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Look beyond black and white and you'll find...The Color of Friendship
Did You Know?
The real Erik Dellums, son of former Congressman Ron Dellums, appears in a cameo. See more
The film is set in 1977, but the vehicle used by Carl Lumbly's character in the opening scenes is a first-generation (1981-1989) Lincoln Town Car. See more
You do drink chocolate, right? Or maybe you only like vanilla.
References Freaky Friday
Sing a Song
Written by Maurice White
and Al McKay
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more