2020 marks the 26th anniversary of democracy in South Africa. Therefore it is imperative to try and preserve our history amongst the millennial generation. The multi-award winning screenwriter Christiaan Olwagen reiterates that “we have to honor and remember the past otherwise we will be doomed to repeat it”. Even through its a dawn of a new day for women in the country, there is still a long way to go to liberate women financially. The Poppie Nongena film is an accurate representation of this burning issue.
The film will certainly kill your January woes and activate the “bereka mosadi” spirit you. On the 31st January cinemas nationwide will be screening this film were Clementine Mosimane will give a moving performance as the leading lady Poppie Nongena. Based on the famous novel titled “The long journey of Poppie Nongena” by Elsa Joubert “I wanted the book to speak to the heart of every person who read it. Not with political slogans, but with human story” says Elsa.
The adaptation reflects on the gut wrenching reality that was the Group Era’s Act during apartheid. The film highlights the struggle of many women who were arrested, excluded, banned and forced to migrate to so called black homelands despite their tireless efforts to support their families financially. The Poppie film has done exceptionally well and has managed to bag 12 awards at the KykNet 9th Silwerskermfees. Screenwriter Christiaan Olwagen describes the film as “a love letter to all mothers in South Africa”
Be sure to check it out at a cinema near you.
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