Sundance 2017 Best Director World Cinema Documentary
This account of the political life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela includes fascinating archival footage, extensive interviews with her, her daughter Zinzi and shadowy regime types who sought her downfall.
With her icon husband ‘safe’ in prison, Winnie faced the brunt of apartheid cruelty and an adoring, fickle public that first cast her as the Mother of the Nation, and then cast her down as a sinner. Though firmly on the side of Winnie, this film, nonetheless, offers a unique perspective on a South African history that has been largely ignored by both mainstream media and the ANC itself. In the process, it restores Madikizela-Mandela to stage centre, a key figure in the liberation of South Africa.
Lamche will attend screenings in Jhb
- Sun 4, 7.45pm
Sun 11, 7.30pm
- Bertha MH
- Fri 9, 6pm
- Sat 3, 8pm + Q&A
Sun 11, 6pm