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Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me | Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:30pm
Ritzy Brixton Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London SW2 1 JG
Mar 21, 2014

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

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Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me | Human Rights Watch Film Festival