Down in the Delta, the acclaimed directing debut of poet Maya Angelou, focuses on Loretta Sinclair (Alfre Woodard), a drug- and alcohol-addicted Chicago woman sent with her two neglected children by her mother to live with her aunt and uncle on a Mississippi farm. While there, Loretta inherits a family heirloom and begins to straighten out her life. With Mary Alice, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, and Wesley Snipes. Based on the hit play, the musical-drama "Sarafina!" is set against the backdrop of racial strife in Soweto, South Africa, in 1979, where Mary Masembuko (Whoopi Goldberg), a rebellious schoolteacher inspires students to take a stand against discrimination in their homeland. Leleti Khumalo is Sarafina, a student who becomes politically motivated by Masembuko's teachings. Miriam Makeba also stars. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Wdescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5. 1.