WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER

By Shameela SEEDAT

RUSHLAKE MEDIA GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2018

Having successfully fought against corruption amongst South Africa’s most powerful politicians, controversial Public Protector Thuli Madonsela ends her last year in office with a dramatic final battle against the President to safeguard her legacy.

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HotDocs 2018
Sheffield Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ZULU, SESOTHO
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shameela SEEDAT
    • Writer(s)
    • Shameela SEEDAT
    • Producer(s)
    • Francois VERSTER, Shameela SEEDAT, Neil BRANDT, Brechtje SMIDT, Millan COLLIN
    • Synopsis
    • This film charts the final year in office of South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, as she attempts to bring justice to ordinary people. After successfully challenging President Zuma for illegal use of state funds, she now has to face the biggest challenge of her career: investigating – in the face of protests, death threats and legal challenges – the alleged systematic takeover of government by a private family in cahoots with the
      President. But how does one weigh the importance of fighting government corruption against the larger moral crime of continued inequality? WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER documents the tense story of Madonsela’s last year in public office while simultaneously crafting an absorbing tale of an outstanding lawyer, mother and woman, and also providing insight into several critical issues facing South Africa today, such as ongoing inequality, racial tensions, land redistribution, and corruption.
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