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South Africa: eNCA To Broadcast Documentary On Winnie Mandela

The 24 hours Television news broadcaster in South Africa, eNCA, promises to bring Pascale Lamche’s Winnie documentary film to its viewers on Wednesday 11 April 2018, after which it will be made available to all South Africans on e.tv and OpenView.

The documentary "Winnie" is said to bring fresh perspective and insight into the life of the anti-apartheid activist and human rights advocate Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, known globally as Winnie.

The film will explore the contribution of Mandikizela-Mandela to the struggle against apartheid that plagued the country. It features interviews with Winnie Mandela, with those who were in her close circle, and those who criticised and fought against her move to upturn the order of things.

 Andre van der Veen, eMedia Holdings Chief Executive Officer, said the eMedia Group is proud to contribute to the collective understanding of the history of South Africa with the acquisition of the rights to Winnie. He added that the group is thrilled to be able to make this award-winning production available to their OpenView viewers. This move is a part of eMedia’s commitment to bringing high-quality content to their free to air satellite platform.

The eMedia Holdings CEO said that South Africa has seen and lived through chaotic times, and coming to terms with that history has sometimes proven challenging. The passage of time often brings about distortion as much as it allows for a better insight into the what happened.  Making sense of that past will remain essential to imagine a future that is better and peaceful.

MD and editor-in-chief, eNCA, Mapi Mhlangu said the life of Winnie Mandela is indeed humbling and holds many values for those who have benefited from her work over the years.

Though told from the perspective of Winnie Mandela, this film makes an effort to offer a unique perspective on the history of South Africa.





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