Independent Lens: Winnie

Independent Lens: Winnie

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Winnie Mandela at press conference, 1989.

Credit: Credit: Courtesy of Adil Bradlow/Africa Media Online

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time on screen, Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from Winnie herself, those who were closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things. Directed by Pascale Lamche, Winnie premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, February 5, 2018, at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.