Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opened The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 at a glamorous event this weekend at Zanzibar's The Old Fort. Actress, Terry Pheto who plays Mandela's first wife Evelyn Mase in the film, shared the stage as Guest of Honour with the Honourable Ambassador, Seif Ali Idi, The Second Vice President of Zanzibar.Read More
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom made its debut in India last night with a gala premiere in Mumbai with Executive Producer, Sudhir Pragjee and actors Terry Pheto (Mandela’s first wife, Evelyn) and Atandwa Kani (the young Mandela) representing the film. Making a star turn at the event was Bollywood great, Amitabh Bachchan who was the guest of honour. A host of other Bollywood personalities including actors, producers and directors who were eager to see the much anticipated film were also present. The audience reaction was unanimously positive.Read More
The national rollout of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom continued this week with premieres in East London on Thursday, and Cape Town last night ahead of the special sneak previews taking place this weekend across the country.
Walking the red carpet at the East London premiere were principal cast members Tony Kgoroge, Terry Pheto, Atandwa Kani, Zolani Mkiva and the Eastern Cape based cast including the 10-year old Siza Pini who plays Mandela as a child. The Mandela family was represented by Mandla Mandela's wife Nodiyala, Zwelithembile Mandela, Mvezo village head Jongisizwe Dani and the Mvezo Traditional Council. Xhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu, regional government officials, the CEO and senior management of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu were also present.Read More
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom made its New York debut last night at the Alice Tully Hall in Broadway. Producer, Anant Singh led the team from South Africa which included actors Tony Kgoroge and Terry Pheto, as well as Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi who walked the red carpet with Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and director, Justin Chadwick.Read More
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, 7 September 2013. The film received an unprecedented eight minute standing ovation coupled with a rapturous applause at the Festival's Gala venue, the 2600-seater The Roy Thomson Hall, resulting in social media platforms buzzing with praise for the film. The film had a sell-out second screening in the 2000-seater Princess Of Wales Theatre with crowds queuing up an entire block to get to see the film.Read More