- Awesome Music: The rendition of "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" at the end of the film.
- Crowning Moment Of Awesome: About everything Biko does since he's considered the symbol of black resistance.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The growing friendship of Woods and Biko.
- Fake Nationality: Washington and Kline playing South Africans Biko and Woods.
- Nightmare Fuel: The destruction of the black community center by the police.
- The destruction of the slum in the beginning. The scene showed many innocent black men, women, and children losing their homes by the government. It even showed white policemen bringing their guard dogs into homes where babies cried and women wailed.
- The Soweto uprising of 1976. Child Immortality be damned.
- the fact that everything in this film is based on a true story of Black Consciousness.
- Paranoia Fuel: The policemen of your town are corrupt and racist enough to actually sneak into community centers and destroy them.
- Tear Jerker: Every time a black person is treated unfairly.
- Steve Biko's tragic death.
- The destruction of a populated slum, and that's only the beginning of the movie.
- The Soweto uprising.
- Too Cool to Live: Biko