"People are not aware of what really happened during apartheid" - Clementine Mosimane as 'Poppie Nongena'

"People are not aware of what really happened during apartheid" - Clementine Mosimane as 'Poppie Nongena'

Actress Clementine Mosimane joined the Scenic Drive to talk about the award-winning film 'Poppie Nongena.'

Clementine Mosimane
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The trailer for the highly anticipated legacy film, 'Poppie Nongena', has been released - and it will give you goosebumps.

Poppie Nongena

The film, which won twelve awards at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival, is based on the novel 'The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena' by Elsa Joubert. Deeply rooted in South Africa’s history, it will be released nationwide in cinemas on 31 January 2020.

Poppie Nongena tells the story of a South African isiXhosa mother whose life revolves around finding stability for her family during a period of extreme upheaval in the country, when black women were forced by arrests, fines, and removal to leave their homes and resettle in remote areas designated as black homelands. When her husband, Stone, becomes too ill to work, Poppie is deemed by law to be an “illegal” resident in her own country.

Award-winning cast

Lead actress Clementine Mosimane, who was awarded the “Best Actress” trophy at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival, feels that the film carries an important message. “We need to break the cycle of abuse by raising our children to be compassionate. This affects all of us, and we must address it at all levels. A society filled with healthy, respected women is a healthy society,” said Mosimane. 

Supporting actress Anna-Mart Van Der Merwe agrees: “The scourge of gender-based violence screams out to us. It is time that we check in with ourselves, and the people we interact with daily. Do I embrace others as I want to be embraced?”

Clementine Mosimane as 'Poppie Nongena'

"People are not aware of Poppie Nongena and what really happened during apartheid - they have no idea. 

"When we were at the premiere - people were in tears.

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