Whispering Truth to Power, 2018
Whispering Truth to Power” tells the dramatic story of Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s first female Public Protector. It’s an official position similar to an Ombud. Madonsela fought against corruption amongst the country’s most powerful politicians at great personal cost.
The film is part portrait; we see her as a boss, mother, and public hero. It also plays out as a gripping political drama — Madonsela ends her last year in office with a dramatic final battle against the country’s President, who has been accused of colluding with a wealthy family to “capture the state.”
Shameela Seedat is a human rights law specialist turned filmmaker from South Africa. Since she began documentary filmmaking, Seedat has been commissioned by various local and international television stations. “Whispering Truth to Power” is her feature-length debut.
(Source: Interview with Shameela Seedat https://womenandhollywood.com/hot-docs-2018-women-directors-meet-shameela-seedat-whispering-truth-to-power-87db83c4f827/0)