Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was launched in Berlin with great fanfare with a series of events which included a benefit banquet for the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday night at which international singing sensation, Katie Melua and South African-German singer, Joy Denalane performed. This was followed by a gala premiere last night at which producer Anant Singh, director Justin Chadwick, lead actor Idris Elba, Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi Mandela and Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation represented the film.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
Idris Elba who plays Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, was awarded the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles Britannia Humanitarian Award Saturday night. The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles' highest accolade and is a celebration of achievements which honours individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts.
The Awards Ceremony took place last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where Mandela's daughter, Zindzi and actor, Sean Penn presented the award to Elba.Read More
US president, Barack Obama hosted a special screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom at the White House last night in the company of producer Anant Singh, Mandela's daughters, Zindzi and Zenani, lead actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris and director, Justin Chadwick.Also in attendance were South African ambassador to the United State, Ebrahim Rasool; former US ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips and his wife, Gill; editor of Time Magazine, Richard Stengel and US distributor of the film, Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife, Georgina Chapman.Read More