Winnie [dir. P. Lamche]

  • Winnie [dir. P. Lamche]
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title : WINNIE - The story of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Feature
Running time : 98 (in minutes)!/project/winnie/#winnie

While her husband served a life sentence, paradoxically kept safe and morally uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode the raw violence of apartheid, fighting on the front line and underground. This is the untold story of the mysterious forces that combined to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner.

Part political soap opera, part Greek tragedy, the real story of Winnie Mandela, from political widow to commander of a rebel army, from ‘gangland leader' to pivotal politician, takes us on a complex journey into the dark side of the story of South Africa showing the inextricable relationship between her and Nelson Mandela and defining, perhaps, the very nature of power.

A film by Pascale Lamche

France/Netherlands/South Africa, 2017, Feature documentary, 98 Min

Christoph Jörg

Co Producers
Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Steven Markovitz, Iikka Vehkalahti

Executive Producers
Eric Tavitian, Tim Belda, Tanaz Eshaghian

Pascale Lamche

Commissioning Editors
Madeleine Avramoussis, Margje de Koning, Axel Arnö, Mette Hoffmann-Meyer, Gaspard Lamunière, Jean Pelletier, Erkko Lyytinen

Olivier Raffet, Felix Meyburgh, Nic Hofmeyr

Giles Gardner, Paul De Heer

Line Producer
Janneke van de Kerkhof

Post Production Manager
Anne Blom

Sales Agent
Philippa Kowarsky

Contact : chjorg(@)

2017 | Sundance Film Festival, USA
* Won: Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary, for Pascale Lamche ("in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world on the basis of their next screenplay")
The Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary was presented by Marina Stavenhagen to: Pascale Lamche, for her film WINNIE / France (Director: Pascale Lamche)


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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