- An award-winning documentary following Thuli Madonsela’s time as Public Protector has officially been released
- The film focuses mostly on Madonsela’s last year in office
- Behind-the-scenes footage shows Madonsela’s fight for justice for ordinary South Africans
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As Public Protector for South Africa, Thuli Madonsela made a massive impact on the country and its citizens.
Now, Madonsela’s grueling last year in office as Public Protector has been immortalised in the form of a documentary, titled Whispering Truth to Power.
The film has won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs, a collection of awards at FESPACO, Luxor African Film Festival and Jozi Film Festival, The Good Things Guy reported.
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Madonsela has become a celebrated name by many in South Africa, after she managed to successfully challenge former SA President, Jacob Zuma, on his illegal use of state funds.
“In other countries, people don’t know who the ombudsman is,” Madonsela's son, Wantu explains, “If the government is doing their job properly, then the ombudsman is not this celebrated figure who is fighting the good fight, because there shouldn’t be that fight.”
The documentary is filmmaker, Shameela Seedat’s first ever release, Briefly.co.za gleaned.
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Seedat has a history of working in human rights and social justice research and advocacy, which has seen her part of projects for the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, UNIFEM in New York and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa.
The new documentary on Madonsela is available to stream at Showmax.
Watch the trailer for Whispering Truth to Power, here:
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