Posts tagged “Mandela”
January 18, 2014
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.
January 2, 2014
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
$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.
September 27, 2013
Sixteen years went into the making of the forthcoming feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a fictionalized biopic based on Mandela’s bestselling autobiography, coming out November 28th from the Weinstein Company and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter, who has been on the front-lines in the fight for freedom in South Africa for the past forty years, was asked by the filmmakers to make a documentary about the filming of the feature film.
Publishing on November 26th, 2013, Madiba A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela is his companion book to the documentary, and authorized by the makers of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
In anticipation of the upcoming films and book, here are our seven favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela:
- “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
- “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
- “One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”
- “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
- “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
- “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”
- “You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.”
Watch the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom here.