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This is the story of Winnie Mandela, a woman who is involved in a fight for political freedom in her country. When she was born her father was expecting a boy, and was a bit disappointed by her arrival. She however developed a strong personality, and was always out to prove to her father that she is as good as a male child. Winnie goes to school in an era when racial discrimination is at its peak. She meets and gets married to a political activist, Nelson Mandela who ends up being jailed a few years later. Her husband is given life imprisonment sentence and this means that she has to learn to survive without him. Owing to her bravery she vows to fight on for justice to take course but this lands her in more trouble. Her house is vandalized, she is thrown to jail, but does not give up whatsoever. Winnie has the best intentions of avenging her husband's ordeal, but ends up causing more trouble. She forms a gang that terrorizes people who don't support her by killing them and burning their property. This is against Nelson's cause of bringing people together and ending discrimination in the country. In their communications, he keeps telling her to stop the violence and foster love but Winnie is out to revenge and this leads to their separation and later on divorce when Nelson leaves Prison 27 years later. She faces charges of murder and violence propagation and the court declares her guilty, but she gets away with it anyway.
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Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because it revolves around people who have given their lives to free their people from discrimination at all costs

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is where young Winnie fights with boys and beats them up

Opinion about the main character: I dislike the fact that Winnie's good intentions are overpowered by anger and bitterness

The review of this Movie prepared by Zipporah a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   social worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   African

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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