dir – Darrell J. Roodt, South Africa /Canada
This film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela. A sensitive depiction,Winnie portrays her life’s journey amidst the unwavering love between her and Nelson Mandela, and their unfaltering commitment to the struggle for democracy in South Africa. Winnie takes the audience on an epic voyage of understanding – painting a vivid portrait of one of the world’s most remarkable women. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas and Wendy Crewson.
Darrell J. Roodt was born in Johannesburg. His features include Place of Weeping (86), The Stick (87), Sarafina! (92), Father Hood (92), Cry, The Beloved Country (95), Dangerous Ground(97), Yesterday (04), which had its North American premiere at the Festival, Faith’s Corner (05),Prey (07), Lullaby (08), Zimbabwe (08) and Winnie (11).
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Friday September 16
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