'Whispering Truth To Power', a doccie about the former public protector Thuli Madonsela is now streaming first on Showmax.
A perfect fit for Women’s Day, the acclaimed documentary won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs, North America’s most important documentary festival, as well as awards at FESPACO, Luxor African Film Festival, and Jozi Film Festival, where it was also the opening night film like it was at Encounters.
The Hot Docs jury praised 'Whispering Truth To Power' for "its timely portrait of a bad-ass public servant who uses her office for good at a pivotal moment in South African politics.”
With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, 'Whispering Truth To Power' charts the final year in office of South Africa’s anti-corruption champion as she attempts to seek justice for ordinary people.
After successfully challenging President Jacob Zuma for illegal use of state funds, Madonsela now has to face the biggest challenge of her career, investigating - in the face of protests, death threats and legal challenges, the alleged systematic takeover of government by a private family in cahoots with the President.