Giving Baartman a voice

08 January 2016 - 02:36 By Aron Hyman

"Saartjie Baartman didn't have a voice and, 200 years later, she talks through me." This is what Cape Town filmmaker and stage performer Deidre Jantjies, 25, sees herself doing through an ambitious project to bring Baartman, a South African icon and Khoisan slave, to the big screen.Baartman became famous when she was exhibited in European freak shows in the early 19th century.

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