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Third Party Event - Life is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes

Description: A new award-winning documentary film about the Rivonia Trialists called Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes is going to be screened at the Curzon Renoir Cinema in Russell Square at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 26 July as part of the Mandela Centenary celebrations. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sir Nick Stadlen, former English High Court Judge.

The film tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for a multi-racial democracy. It is told largely through never before seen interviews with the surviving defendants and lawyers, recordings from the trial and original archive from the apartheid era and the trial. 

The film has had a fantastic audience and media response in 12 screenings in five cities in South Africa. It had its world premiere last month at the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival where it won the prestigious audience award for Best International Film. 

You can book tickets here.

"Through ground-breaking and never–before-seen interviews, the former English High Court Judge Sir Nicholas Stadlen throws light onto the extraordinary people involved in the Rivonia Trial – the court case that changed South Africa. Their stories and the stories of the anti-apartheid struggle show the power of people’s ideals to enable them to create the world as it should be, not accepting the world as it is."  Screen Africa


Date:  6:30pm to 9:00pm, Thu 26th Jul 2018

Venue:  Curzon Bloomsbury
The Brunswick Centre
London, WC1N 1AW
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