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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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