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  • Danny Schechter Discusses Madiba A to Z at Bluestockings Bookstore

    March 19, 2014

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    March 19, 2014
    Bluestockings Bookstore
    172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002

    Danny Schechter has made six documentaries about Nelson Mandela and has been a supporter of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa since the 60s. Join him as he discusses Mandela’s extraordinary contributions to his people, his world wide iconic presence, and the suffering still taking place in South Africa today.

    A completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela, Madiba A to Z draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with Madiba. Danny collaborated closely with the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris which released everywhere on Christmas Day. Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the letters cover major and minor, unexpected and fascinating themes in Mandela’s life and his impact on others, including Athlete, Bully, Comrade, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Jailed, Militant, and President.

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  • January 18, 2014

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    Saturday, January 18th at 5PM
    Barnes & Noble Sugarhouse
    1104 East 2100 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84106

    Danny Schechter has made six documentaries about Nelson Mandela and has been a supporter of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa since the 60s. Join him as he discusses Mandela’s extraordinary contributions to his people, his world wide iconic presence, and the suffering still taking place in South Africa today.

    A completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela, Madiba A to Z draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with Madiba. Danny collaborated closely with the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris which released everywhere on Christmas Day. Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the letters cover major and minor, unexpected and fascinating themes in Mandela’s life and his impact on others, including Athlete, Bully, Comrade, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Jailed, Militant, and President.

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  • Danny Schechter speaking on Nelson Mandela’s legacy at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York

    January 2, 2014

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    Please join Danny Schechter, journalist, filmmaker, and long-time activist in the anti-apartheid movement, as he discusses Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy

    Tuesday, January 7th at 6pm
    Cornelia Street Cafe
    29 Cornelia Street
    New York, NY 10014
    www.corneliastreetcafe.com

    $8 cover charge includes a free drink

    Nelson Mandela inspired the world and his recent death triggered a global celebration of his values and achievements. Join News Dissector Danny Schechter, author of Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela for a book reading/signing and discussion at this Greenwich Villages Cultural Landmark.

    Madiba A to Z was commissioned by the producers of the movie Mandela Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba because they recognized that no one movie can tell the whole story. Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the letters cover major and minor, unexpected and fascinating themes in Mandela’s life and his impact on others: Athlete, Bully, Comrade, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Jailed, Militant, and President, to name a few.

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  • The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

    December 11, 2013

    We are greatly saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. His courage, his brilliance, and his never-ending fight for freedom for the people of South African will live on in the memory of everyone who’s lives he touched.

    Journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter has known Mandela for forty years, both as a fellow activist in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and as a documentarian who has made six films about Mandela’s life. Danny’s new book, Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela, reveals anecdotes from Mandela’s life and legacy, as well as the many problems still facing South Africa today.

    Check out Danny speaking on Democracy Now: “Filmmaker Danny Schechter: The Anti-Apartheid Movement Behind Mandela Can’t Be Forgotten” and on RT America.

    You can also read his reaction to Mandela’s death on Al Jazeera, “Remembering Mandela: On media, politics and death” and hear an interview on WBUR’s Here and Now, “The Music Of Liberation: Steven Van Zandt And Danny Schechter On ‘Sun City’”

    Madiba A to Z reveals sides of Nelson Mandela that are not often discussed and angles of the anti-apartheid movement that most choose to brush under the table in order to focus on the happy-ending version of the story.

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  • What More is There to Learn About Nelson Mandela?

    December 2, 2013

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    WHAT MORE IS THERE TO LEARN ABOUT NELSON MANDELA?

    By Danny Schechter

    Nelson Mandela is back in the news—happily, not because of his medical condition but thanks to the release of the new epic movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris. On Christmas day, it opens nationwide on 2000 screens with a majority of reviews very positive.

    At the same time, no one movie can hope to tell the full story of a life that has spanned 95 years.  Hollywood-style story-telling inevitably telescopes history, compresses characters, and seek to entertain more than inform

    Some of the critics make this point, A few  find it too rushed, others too long, or well on missing context, and insufficient history, as does Simon Abrams on Roger Ebert.com: ”The prison guard insists that Nelson and his wife should not talk about politics, and “Long Walk to Freedom’s creators honor that request.

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