Color of Friendship, The
G | 87 min | Saturday, February 5, 2000
Based on true events, the Disney Channel Movie, The Color of Friendship tells the touching story of the relationship between an American girl and her South African friend. Piper Dellums, who wrote the story, is a black African-American teen and daughter of U.S. Congressman Ron Dellums.
Set in the late 1970s, the film addresses the issue of the turbulent time of apartheid in South Africa, interspersing real-life events in the story. The South African teen, Mahree, travels to the U.S. on an exchange student program to live with the Dellums family in Washington, D.C. Piper, expecting a "real" African, is shocked when she discovers Mahree is instead, white. Correspondingly, Mahree is expecting her host family to be white.
After the expected awkward beginning, the two girls slowly discover that their differences mean nothing, and with the help of the "weaver-bird" story, a South African parable about a bird that builds nests which protect birds of all colors, the girls learn the true meaning of friendship.
Disney Movie Rating:
83.06 out of 100. Total of 155 votes.
Color of Friendship, The Trailer
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