Nommer 37 is no different in that there is already a backlash from people who have most certainly not yet seen the film which opens at cinemas on Friday 1 June 2018.
There has been a huge uproar and much outrage was expressed that Beyonce will be portraying Saartjie Baartman in a movie ...but it is a rumour which is untrue.
What it does highlight though is that there is such a strong feeling that we should tell our own stories and rightfully so.
Why though must we wait for something like this to happen to galvanise into action or to realise and express that feeling. We should tell our own stories and proudly so. It is ours to tell.
The story of Saartjie Baartman, to honour her legacy and encourage our young women to embrace their beauty, the courage and activism of Ashley Kriel, the power of Diana Ferrus' words, the intellect, leadership and struggle of the late Sedick Isaacs on Robben Island and in his life and so many more.