Genre: Drama
Production Company: Helena Spring Films
Format: Feature


Poppie Nongena is a multi-generational legacy piece based on the multi-award winning novel by South African author Elsa Joubert and tells the personal, true life story of a mother’s struggles, love and hope during Apartheid when inhumane government regulations separated husbands, wives and children. The main focus of the film is not Apartheid, Colonialism, Capitalism or oppression. It is a character study told from the personal viewpoint and daily life of a black South African woman. It is the story of a mother who desperately tries to protect her children and her family.