'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' screened at AU Summit

African Union Heads of State Summit / AU (p)

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom screened at the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday at the invitation of AU Commission chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The Intergenerational Youth Forum were special guests at the screening which took place ahead of the interaction they had with the Heads Of State earlier today.

In a message to the Intergenerational Youth Forum, producer Anant Singh said, "We are very honoured to have this screening for a very special group of young people from our continent. I know Madiba would have been delighted to have this screening as he has always supported initiatives which developed and mentored young people to be our future leaders. I hope that you will be inspired by the film and Madiba’s message, and that you will celebrate him and perpetuate his legacy as you develop into future leaders of our continent.”

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has already been released in key African countries, among which are Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. African countries releasing the film this week include Nigeria and Ghana as well as the international territories of Austria, Germany and New Zealand. This will be followed by releases in Hong Kong, Australia and Greece on 6 February, and then by Finland a week later and Turkey on 28 February.