The Choir (2008)

The Choir
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords prison
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jabulani Shabangu Actor n/a 1 1000001
Coleman Mgogodio Actor n/a 1 1000002
Tabea Bohali Actor n/a 1 1000003
Richmond Febana Actor n/a 1 1000004
Thabo Mohlahli Actor n/a 1 1000005
Michael Davie Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Davie Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chris Hilton Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jake Eberts Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Adam Leipzig Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Rosemary Blight Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Rehad Desai Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Carlos Carvalho Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Michael Davie Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Ben Deacon Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Lourie Editor n/a 172 7000002
Karin Steininger Editor n/a 172 7000003
Felicity Fox Music n/a 120781 8000001
Phil Vai Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
The story of Jabulani Shabangu and a group of fellow juvenile inmates who are battling to survive in South Africa's biggest prison. Jabulani is rebellious and angry until he meets a wily old career criminal named Coleman, who recruits him for the highly disciplined prison choir. Jabulani quickly rises in the ranks and leads the choir to victory in the National Prisoner Choir Competition. But there's more going on here than just a contest to see who sings best. The brotherhood of choristers, along with Coleman's fatherly wisdom and an encounter with a victim, transform Jabulani's life and give him the tools he needs to survive behind bars, as well as in the world outside when he is released.