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Join us at Newington Green Meeting House on Monday 26th September to mark what would have been Winnie Mandela’s 86th birthday.

Anti-Apartheid Legacy invites you to an evening screening of the award-winning documentary feature ‘Winnie’.

In a statement at the time of the film’s release, Pascale Lamche, the Director said,

“I made three films in South Africa and interviewed Nelson Mandela for two of them, but I was always intrigued by Winnie, and felt a little unsettled by the adulation that was poured on her husband, while she was cast as the fallen woman. Charlie Mingus’s 1963 masterpiece, ‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’ seemed to capture the essence of their legacy, in the album title. Her reputation amongst people I encountered in Europe and the States was unshakably negative. And yet in South Africa, and not only in the townships, Winnie was loved and respected and she continued to live among her people in Soweto.

As I tried to square that love on the ground with the portraits I found, in journalistic biographies and BBC investigative documentaries, which so over-determined a Western view of her, I became more and more fascinated by the wide chasm between the two. Something was amiss. A story needed telling. And I’d go into the dark side of the Mandela story to find it.”

Attendees should arrive at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. The film runs for 98 mins and there will be time afterwards for audience members to share their responses to it. The evening will end by 9pm.

Location: Newington Green Meeting House 39A Newington Green, N16 9PR Nearest station: Canonbury overground station
By Bus: Local buses from Finsbury Park Station.

Tickets are free but please register via our Eventbrite page. Click HERE to visit the page.

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