Film: Winnie

March on Washington Film Festival

Celebrate the stories, events, and heroes of the Civil Rights Era through film, music, and the arts.

Join us for a screening of Winnie, followed by a conversation with poet Elizabeth Alexander and Gay McDougall, Member, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

According to Variety,  “There may be no life in South African politics more narratively riveting than that of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.”

“Her ex-husband Nelson may have the more grandly heroic arc, having endured 27 years in captivity to bring democracy to his nation, but her parallel story—one that includes triumph, disgrace and exile, the worshipful embrace of one population sector and the moral disgust of another, complete with a still-disputed murder mystery—is the stuff of true cinema...a dedicated feature-length documentary on her is long overdue.” (

Required; registration is through the March on Washington Film Festival website.

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This Cultural Capital program partnership is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival.

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