South Africa’s late great diva Brenda Fassie is captured at the height of her powers, fame and wealth in this 1997 documentary that is all the more affecting for her subsequent tragic death. Brenda Fassie is by all accounts the most popular singer in the history of South African music, her record sales eclipsing even that of international artists.
This intimate documentary shows intimate unseen footage of Brenda at home, on stage and returning to her township roots on one of her regular visits to her biological mother. Brenda's speaks openly on subjects of sex, religion, her fears and passions in life. Poignantly, at one point Fassie remarks, “I’m trying to live because I’m going to die one day. You only live once and then its finished, you’re not coming back.”