Nelson Mandela: A True Pan-Africanist Film
Faith Isiakpere | South Africa 2018 | 1h30m | Documentary | 12
This year marks the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birth and this affectionate documentary, focused on Mandela’s pan-African journeys and influences, offers an insight into the man that became a much-loved international symbol of freedom and forgiveness. Through a compilation of archival footage, animation and interviews with politicians, activists and artists, the film explores his legacy and the influence he had not only in South Africa, but across the whole African continent. It shows his political stature and influence, combined with his unique and well-known sense of humour, traits that set him apart in the world of modern politics. Using the voices of young and older generations the film weaves together a tapestry of personal anecdotes and critical reflections on the South Africa he left behind.
This film will be followed by a Q&A with director Faith Isiakpere and producer Firdoze Bulbulia.
This event is sponsored by the Centre of African Studies and Africa Week at the University of Edinburgh.