Union Aid Abroad Screening of Dear Mandela- Australian Premiere - Public Service Association

Union Aid Abroad Screening of Dear Mandela- Australian Premiere

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is proud to host the Australian premiere screening of the award-winning documentary “Dear Mandela”.

Date & Time: Wednesday 30 January 2013, 6.00pm for 6.30 start.
Venue: Auditorium, Sydney Trades Hall, 4 Goulburn Street, Sydney.
Entry: By donation at the door.

Proceeds from the screening will go to the social movement portrayed in the film – Abahlali baseMjondolo (Residents of the Shacks).

About the film
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to ‘eradicate the slums’ and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban’s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved.

Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

“Dear Mandela” website

‘Best South African Documentary’ – Durban International Film Festival

‘Grand Jury Prize’ – Brooklyn Film Festival

‘The Golden Butterfly Award’ – Movies that Matter film festival, The Hague

Nominee – African Academy Awards

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