Mandela film to be distributed in Parliament

2010-02-11 11:27

A FEATURE film on president Nelson Mandela’s life will be

distributed at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town today, film producer Anant

Singh said.

The film, Viva Madiba: A Hero For All Seasons, will be handed out

as a commemorative gift to people who attend the opening of Parliament, which

Singh will also be attending.

“Today is a very special day for all South Africans, and probably

more significant than the day of Madiba’s release as it marks 20 years of his

emancipation from incarceration,” he said. “The most significant aspect of it is

that he is with us today and is able to celebrate this day with the entire


Singh added that he was honoured to have been able to communicate

with Madiba while he was in prison and to have been chosen to produce films on

the former statesman’s life.

“As a salute to Madiba and his exceptional commitment to the

nation, I produced a five minute film which was played at cinemas earlier this

week,” he said. “In saluting Madiba today, we also salute the many thousands of

people that committed their lives to our liberation, including Oliver Tambo,

Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki, Joe Slovo and especially the Mandela


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