WINNIE wins Sundance Directing Award

January 11, 2017
in Category: Docs, Sundance, The Netherlands
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WINNIE wins Sundance Directing Award

WINNIE wins Sundance Directing Award

WINNIE by Pascale Lamche

(98 min / color /France, Netherlands, South Africa / 2017 / world premiere)

Supremely controversial, Winnie Mandela has been labeled a woman condemned for her radical role in the liberation of her South African people under apartheid. While her husband, Nelson Mandela, remained securely jailed for 27 years, Winnie brushed the patriarchy aside to fight on the front line and take uncompromising steps to inspire an uprising. While Nelson was remembered as a hero, Winnie was demonized in the global media.

Filmmaker Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history. Using rich, unseen archival footage and interviews with intimate comrades, Lamche unravels the tale of cause and effect by which Winnie was taken down.

Loved by South African people for her grace and unflinching leadership, Winnie Mandela is situated at the center of her own narrative by Lamche in this groundbreaking film which asks us to question how—and why—history has intimidated and silenced women because of their political power.

Press & industry screening:
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00pm at Holiday Village Cinema 2

Public screenings:
Sun, Jan 22, 3:00pm at Yarrow Hotel Theatre
Mon, Jan 23, 12:00pm at Redstone Cinema 7
Wed, Jan 25, 6:30pm at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Thu, Jan 26, 1:00pm at Holiday Village Cinema 4
Fri, Jan 27, 3:00pm at Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room
Sat, Jan 28, 10am at Holiday Village Cinema 4

Press kit, stills