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Poppie Nongena

A black mother struggles to keep her family together during apartheid in South Africa.


Why watch this film?

Based on Elsa Joubert's novel "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena," Christiaan Olwagen's film adaptation tells the true story of a mother's fight to protect her family during the bitter years of apartheid in South Africa. The film is a powerful and emotional portrayal of the struggles faced by Poppie Nongena, played brilliantly by Clementine Mosimane, as she navigates the oppressive system of apartheid and fights to keep her family together. The film is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit, and the performances by the entire cast are outstanding. Olwagen's direction is masterful, and the cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of the South African landscape and the harsh realities of life under apartheid. Poppie Nongena is a must-see film that will leave a lasting impact on viewers and is a tribute to the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.



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Based on Elsa Joubert's novel "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena," regarded as one of the best African novels of the 20th century.

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