Sarah Baartman's life story set to be shared in Hollywood movie

Sarah Baartman's life story set to be shared in Hollywood movie

Sarah 'Saartjie' Baartman's story will come to life on the silver screen as Hollywood is planning a movie based on her life. The movie will be based on the historical fiction novel written by local author, Suzanne Franco.

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Hollywood will soon tell local legend, Sarah 'Saartjie' Baardman's story in an upcoming movie, as reported by eNCA.

The planned movie will be based upon Exile Child, a historical fiction work that was written by South African author, Suzanne Franco.

The book tells the story of how Sarah was taken from her homeland to be put on display in Europe.

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On 29 October, 1810, Sarah was believed to have 'signed' a contract with an English ship surgeon and agreed to travel to England to serve him and his brother and be put up for exhibition, according to South African History Online.

She sadly passed away in 1816 at 26, and it's not known whether the cause of death was pneumonia, smallpox or alcoholism.

Briefly.co.za gathered that on 9 August, 2002, her remains were finally buried in the Eastern Cape and a traditional ceremony was held.

Former president Thabo Mbeki was a keynote speaker and said it was an occasion on which to celebrate as well as grieve.

A date for the release of the movie has not been announced yet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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