Review:Winnie Mandela


Winnie Mandela is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Anne Marie du Preez Bezrob’s biography Winnie Mandela: A Life. The film is directed by Darrell Roodt, and stars Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson, and Elias Koteas.

“mother of the nation,”

The biopic directed by Darrell Roodt and writers; Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob (biography), Andre Pieterse depict the Africa’s Heroine, from all aspects of her life from feisty child to the young Winnie. Ms Winnie’s, history is not hidden as  Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob writes an accurate biography of the sixth daughter of a rural schoolteacher who was bitterly disappointed that he didn’t have a boy, later changing his mind. Thus telling the story of how she trounces her male peers in stick fighting and can recite Shakespeare. A gifted student, she lands in Johannesburg, by which time she has enough of a social conscience to turn down an American scholarship because, she says, “I’m needed here.”

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband’s incarceration. The film already released in Canada 2011, ow out in America his year will soon come to UK screenings.


With the passing of Nelson Mandela, Terrence Howard and the producers of the 2011 film Winnie Mandela, in which Howard played Nelson Mandela, released a statement about the former South African president’s death Thursday.

“Mandela shall be missed but his spirit remains with us as long as we remember the principal of greater love for one another and respect for oneself,” Howard said. “Rest well brother until the world cries again for the warmth of your brilliant light!”

The Winnie producers added: “Together with our nation and the world, we mourn the loss of South Africa’s greatest hero — former President Nelson Mandela. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all who were touched by his life — especially the Mandela family and close friends. One of the blessings of working on the film, was learning more about this extraordinary man and recognising the impact he made — not only on the lives of South Africans, but on the lives, policies and decisions of leaders around the world. Thank you, Madiba, for bringing your light to our world. May that light shine on forever! Hamba kahle, Tata.”



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