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BASED ON THE CELEBRATED NOVEL BY ELSA JOUBERT The love for her family held no curfew.
Needed no permit. Had no boundaries.

ABOUT THE FILM

Poppie Nongena tells the true story of a South African isiXhosa mother, whose life revolves around finding stability for her family during a period of insufferable upheaval in the country when African women were forced, by arrests, fines and forced removal, to leave their homes and resettle in remote areas designated as black homelands. When her husband, Stone, became too ill to work, Poppie was deemed by the law to be an “illegal” resident in her own country. 

THE CAST

Poppie Nongena Film consists of an all-South African creative team and cast. 

CLEMENTINE
MOSIMANE
as Poppie

ANNA-MART
VAN DER MERWE
as Antoinette

CHRIS
GXALABA
as Stone

NOMSA
NENE
as Lena

ROLANDA
MARAIS
as Magriet

THEMBALETHU
NTULI
as Weekend

LETLOTLO
ZIMKITHA
as Thandi

APHIWE
SITHOLE
as Bonisile

DAWID
MINNAAR
as Jan