The first promotional stills for Darrell Roodt’s controversial film “Winnie”–currently being shot around Johannesburg–are out. We don’t anything about the acting yet, but do Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard (the latter already has a fake South African accent), in full costume, even resemble the real deal?

You decide:

Via Shadow and Act.

Further Reading

Lumumba lives

After his murder in 1961, Patrice Lumumba immediately became a martyr of African independence. What is Lumumba’s “political afterlives” nearly sixty years later?

Back to class

The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa’s youth. They need an education on class politics.