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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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