Bringing this epic legacy film to the big screen was a task that needed to honour and bring tribute to the Elsa Joubert story that touched so many people across the world. A trying time is no time to quit trying. Every human being is in pursuit of something, whether it’s self-discovery, a safe place to call home, happiness or inclusion. Instead of dwelling in the dark during times of hardship and struggle, remaining optimistic generates hope for a brighter future. We talk to the Director, Actors about the importance of the story.
THE LONG JOURNEY OF POPPIE NONGENA
October 2019 – Contemporary Fiction | Jonathan Ball Publishers
The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena is an epic tale of the endless adversity and struggle of a humble black woman under Apartheid laws. Poppie emerges from being a simple country girl to becoming an archetypal heroine of South Africa.
DIE SWERFJARE VAN POPPIE NONGENA
Oktober 2019 – Tafelberg
This heart-wrenching, but inspiring novel tells the story of a black woman’s struggle against the laws of apartheid. It is still considered as one of the best African novels of the twentieth century.