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
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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)