Country:Südafrika; USA 1959
Format:35 mm
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:89 Minutes
Film series:Neue Filme aus Nordafrika und Südafrika

Director :Rogosin, Lionel
Screenplay:Modisane, Bloke
 Rogosin, Lionel
Cinematography:Artaria, Ernest
 Knebel, Emil
Editing:Lerner, Carl
Music:Lal, Chatur
Sound:Wettler, Walter
Cast:Makeba, Miriam
 Makeba, Vinah
 Mgabi, Zacharia
 Nkosi, Lewis
Producer:Rogosin, Lionel


Zacharia a young Zulu leaves his kin to find work in the goldmines of Johannesburg. Because of invalid papers Zacharia has to pick up odd jobs. He is ridiculed, insulted and ostracised by his white superintendents. Also his wife Vinah is forced to take up domestic service and is exposed to same conditions. The sense of torment, helplessness, and frustration is intended to capture the resentments of South Africa’s indigenous population. With Come Back, Africa Lionel revealed the harsh injustice of apartheid. He portrayed honestly and accurately the life of the people in the ghetto Sophiatown. 2004 director Lionel Rogosin published a book about the most difficult circumstances under which this film was produced.