Free screening of Mandela biopic to inspire communities to serve

2014-07-04 13:11

South Africans across the country will be able to watch the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom free on the former president’s birthday later this month, said Videovision.

The film’s producer, Anant Singh, said today the company was pleased to collaborate with Ster-Kinekor to take the film to audiences around the country.

“We hope the audience watching the film will be inspired to give back to their communities by following Madiba’s example,” said Singh.

Ster-Kinekor CEO Fiaz Mohamed said he hoped many would leave cinemas motivated to serve others and the country.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation was part of plans to celebrate the struggle icon’s birthday on July 18 by screening the movie at all Ster-Kinekor cinemas across the country at 9.45am.

Members of the public would be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The film is based on Mandela’s autobiography. It stars British actor Idris Elba as Mandela, and British actress Naomie Harris as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. It also features local actors in the cast, including Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa and Terry Pheto.

Mandela died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on December 5 last year at the age of 95.

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