At the height of the apartheid regime, seven year old Noma Dumezweni fled Africa with her mother. She had never known a permanent home until she arrived as a refugee in a small town in England. Years later, an award—winning actress yet still racked with confusion about her own identity, she is offered a role in a play that goes right to the heart of the entire system that drove her family out.
Despite her reluctance, the part will change her life and bring her face to face with her history, her homeland, and her father. Emmy nominated director Sarah Townsend follows Noma on her journey exploring identity, parenthood and the legacy of apartheid. he legacy of apartheid.
NOMA: FORGIVING APARTHEID had its world premiere at the 2015 Foyle International Film Festival and has gone on to screen at 10 other film festivals and won several Best Documentary awards. It was also BAFTA Shortlisted.
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