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MIPTV Picks 2014: Nelson Mandela – The Myth and Me

South African filmmaker Khalo Matanabe's film, two years in the making, examines the legacy of the iconic leader through interviews with those who knew and worked alongside him, as well as those who were critical of him.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Born Free Media, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion; distributed by PBS International
Length: 1 x 84 minutes
Aired: November 2013 (IDFA)
Rights available: Worldwide

South African filmmaker Khalo Matanabe’s film, two years in the making, examines the legacy of the iconic leader through interviews with those who knew and worked alongside him, as well as those who were critical of him. From politicians to philosophers, and from spiritual leaders to ordinary South Africans, Matanabe’s “letter” to Mandela attempts to resolve the contradictions and complexities he sees in both the man and his movement, through the lenses of freedom, reconciliation and forgiveness.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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