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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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