Ingrid Jonker - Her Lives and Times (2007)

Ingrid Jonker - Her Lives and Times
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Clarke Actor n/a 1 1000999
Marjorie Wallace Actor n/a 1 1000999
James Matthews Actor n/a 1 1000999
Shan Moodley Producer n/a 3 3000999
Ingrid Jonker became something of a Marilyn Monroe to Afrikaners following her tragic suicide when she walked into the sea in Cape Town, leaving a young daughter and devastated circle of friends behind. While her poetry has always bubbled under the surface of the Afrikaner skin and much has been written and said about this enigmatic poet, it was Nelson Mandela profiling her striking and startling poem, Die Kind, in his first State of the Nation address, that again raised her profile dramatically.