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Thursday, September 5, 2019


Coming up on Carte Blanche‎ will be a documentary on the feature film of Poppie Nongena on M-Net & M-Net HD (101), on Sunday September 8, 2019, at 19h00 and again on M-Net Plus 1 (901) at 20h00.

Translated into 13 languages and hailed as one of the most important books of the last century, The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena won literary distinction and popular acclaim after it was first published in 1980.

It’s the simple narrative of one woman’s struggle to keep her family whole amid the structural violence of apartheid that split families apart through homelands and pass laws. Now Poppie has transitioned to the silver screen and the feature film is raking in awards. Carte Blanche meets the cast and crew in tribute to the exceptional women who kept house and cared for families in white suburbia who were not their own.

The producer is Kate Barry and Claire Mawisa is the presenter.