Winnie opens in Canada on October 5. Here’s an exclusive clip from the film. There are people who think that scenes like these don’t happen anymore, that we have put all that behind us, that we’ve evolved, that it’s too uncomfortable to talk about, let’s think happy thoughts instead. You know, racism has evolved too. We’re just better at hiding it now. Or masking it in laws under the guise of security and protection.

An unfinished version of Winnie screened at TIFF in 2011. The film has been re-cut several times since. Indeed, the newly released trailer (below) does suggest that Winnie is now much stronger. It recently opened the Montreal International Black Film Festival and Darrell Roodt addressed some of the criticisms and controversy surrounding his project in an interview with Shadow and Act. A interesting read and I highly recommend - click here.