Cry Freedom was released in the year 1987。Cry Freedom is also called as Cry Freedom - Le cri de la liberté, Grido di libertà, Grita libertad, Huuto vapaudelle, Cri de la liberté, Um Grito de Liberdade, Wolaj o wolnosc, Rop på frihet, Schrei nach Freiheit。
Donald Woods is chief editor at the liberal newspaper Daily Dispatch in South Africa. He has written several editorials critical of the views of Steve Biko. But after having met him for the first time, he changes his views. They meet several times, and this means that Woods and his family get attention from the security police. When Steve Biko dies in police custody, he writes a book about Biko. The only way to get it published is for Woods himself to illegally escape the country.