WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER
After successfully challenging President Zuma for illegal use of state funds, South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, faces the biggest challenge of her career: investigating — amid protests, death threats and legal challenges — the alleged systematic takeover of the 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? This documentary captures the tense story of Madonsela's final year in public office as she attempts to bring justice to ordinary citizens. Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2018 Hot Docs. (Note adapted from Rushlake Media.) DIR/SCR/PROD Shameela Seedat; PROD François Verster, Neil Brandt, Milan Collins, Brechtje Smidt. South Africa, 2018, color, 87 min. In English. NOT RATED
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