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Watch the Trailer for ‘Noma,’ Documentary About an Actress Haunted by Apartheid

Watch the Trailer for 'Noma,' Documentary About an Actress Haunted by Apartheid

Screening at Los Angeles’ Laemmle North Hollywood beginning Aug 14 through 20, director Townsend’s documentary short “Noma (Forgiving Apartheid)” tells the decades-spanning story of Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni, who at the height of apartheid fled Africa with her mother when she was seven.

Living in England since she arrived as a refugee, Dumezweni became an award-winning stage actress who was offered a role in a play as South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. The trauma and memory specialist famously interviewed South African police colonel turned torturer Eugene de Kock. Noma soon learns that this part will re-shape her identity and return her to memories of her homeland and of her father.

“Noma” is written and directed by Emmy-nominee Townsend, and produced by John Gore.

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