Anant Singh announces Mandela centenary initiatives

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A package of films perpetuating the legacy of Madiba and Ma Albertina Sisulu will be released as part of the centenary celebrations.
A package of films perpetuating the legacy of Madiba and Ma Albertina Sisulu will be released as part of the centenary celebrations.

Following the briefing by Minister Jeff Radebe on the centenary celebrations of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu and the Comprehensive National Programme for the Centenary, film producer Anant Singh outlined a package of films perpetuating the legacy of Madiba and Ma Albertina Sisulu that will be released as part of the centenary celebrations.

Anant Singh said, “I am honoured to have enjoyed a personal relationship with Madiba, commencing while he was in prison when I asked to make a film about his life. I have recorded significant events which have enabled us to produce these films that will support the Centenary celebrations following its theme, ‘Renewing the Mandela legacy and promoting active citizenship in a changing world’. Our flagship project to celebrate Madiba’s centenary year, Celebrating Mandela One Hundred gives us a glimpse into Madiba’s rich and inspirational life. Madiba left us a great legacy of selfless leadership and we are delighted to be sharing his rich legacy on film with the world as we celebrate his 100th birthday.”

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Celebrating Mandela One Hundred is a documentary feature produced with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Enhanced with authentic re-enactments, Celebrating Mandela One Hundred features family and friends Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Joe Slovo, Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton and many others.

Celebrating Mandela One Hundred will have its World Premiere at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Sunday, 8 July.

In addition, other films that will be released during Mandela Month include:

  • MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Mini-series
  • BEYOND LONG WALK
  • COUNTDOWN TO FREEDOM
  • PRISONERS OF HOPE
  • A HERO FOR ALL
  • VIVA MADIBA

Videovision Entertainment has entered into a partnership with DSTV to broadcast these films on their Mandela 100 Tribute Pop-Up Channel between 18 and 22 July 2018 on channel 199.

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