Whispering Truth to Power2018-11-30T16:15:41+00:00

Project Description

Whispering Truth to Power

BY Shameela Seedat

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.

AVAILABLE RIGHTS

All rights worldwide except North America, Canada and Italy.

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

HotDocs 2018, Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2018

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival – special jury prize for international feature documentary

Jozi Film Festival – Best South African Documentary

ORIGINAL TITLE

Whispering truth to power

YEAR

2018

GENRE

Documentary

DURATION

86 min.

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

english, zulu, sotho

COUNTRY

South Africa

DIRECTOR

Shameela Seedat

WRITER

Shameela Seedat

PRODUCTION

Undercurrent Film and Television, Fireworx Media, Dutch Picture Industry

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