Friends Of WBAI: Come To Screening of "Dear Mandela"

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Dear Friends and Family of South Africa and Listener-supported WBAI 99.5 FM NYC PACIFICA RADIO

Please join us for a screening of the powerful and moving documentary "Dear Mandela" on Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:00PM at the MIST Harlem46 West 116 Street (Between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Blvd.), New York, N.Y., 10026

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmakers and special guests.

Synopsis

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.Director

Dara Kell is an award-winning South African filmmaker and editor. She has edited documentaries about international justice, prison reform, LGBT rights, Head Start and domestic violence amongst others. Christopher Nizza is a New York City- born filmmaker and editor whose work includes commercials, music videos, documentaries and Emmy Award-winning television work. Dara and Christopher are co-directors of Dear Mandela, their first feature-length documentary. The film won Best South African Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival, Movies That Matter's Golden Butterfly award and is an African Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary. Dara and Christopher have spent 10 years working with grassroots organizations across the United States developing collaborative films.

Your attendance will support WBAI

Please click here to securely purchase tickets in advance.Tickets will also available at the MIST Box Office starting at 2:00pm on the day of the event.Tickets: $30 

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