2013 Edition's Long Films

Dear Mandela

Dear Mandela

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :South Africa, USA
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 93 Minutes

    Directors: Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza

    Screenwriters: Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza

    Cinematographer: Matthew Peterson

    Editors: Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza

    Music: Ted Reichman

    Synopsis: When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the documentary offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

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