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Sophie Duker 2019 Best Newcomer Nominee

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Venus

The Venus in Sophie Duker's dramatic debut referred to the Hottentot Venus, aka the South African Sarah Baartman, who became a subject of voyeuristic fascination in 1800s Britain. Duker's memorable hour utilised personal experiences, modern examples - from porn stars to royals - plus some extraordinary footage to suggest that things haven’t changed, that much.