Following Winnie Mandela’s death on 2nd April 2018, Pascal Lamche’s revisionist portrait documentary returns to Bertha DocHouse for a strictly limited run.
Winnie Mandela is arguably one of the most powerful and frequently misunderstood political figures of modern times. As her husband Nelson Mandela served out his sentence in prison, she took centre stage as the face of the African National Congress. History still paints Winnie as a supremely controversial figure: a victim turned perpetrator, unflinching in her pursuit of progress. Actively seeking to redress the balance with Winnie, filmmaker Pascale Lamche offers a more nuanced portrait of the woman condemned for her radical role in the liberation of her South African people under apartheid.