Over 20 years after apartheid law was set into place in South Africa, an oppressed nation is desperate for change. Racism and oppression is everywhere, driven by a government seeking control over all aspects of their people, from what they learn in school to the music they listen to on the radio. It was the early 60’s and the people of South Africa had no voice, but plenty of passion. A nation needed a spiritual leader and they found him, through his music.
Searching for Sugar Man is the humbling story of a man empowering a nation while completely oblivious to the impact he was having on their lives.
Ben Affleck’s beard deserves an oscar and the true story is strange and suspenseful.