NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME
South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane was an idealistic teenager with fanciful ideas about a post-apartheid era of freedom and justice when the great icon of liberation Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. In a personal odyssey encompassing an imaginary letter to Mandela and conversations with politicians, activists, intellectuals, and artists, Matabane questions the meaning of freedom, reconciliation, and forgiveness—and challenges Mandela’s legacy in today’s world of conflict and inequality. The film juxtaposes Matabane’s inner quest for coherence with the opinions of people who both knew Mandela and those whose political perspectives were shaped by him. Matabane weighs equally the words of his subjects, leading us to question these concepts as well.
To read more about this film: http://ff.hrw.org/film/nelson-mandela-myth-and-me?city=5
Date: June 13, 2014 – 9:30 PM at IFC Center in NYC.
This compelling documentary film with the public and galvanize audiences to educate themselves about South Africa’s history of democratization.
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival – New York, will be held: June 12-22, 2014 http://ff.hrw.org/