Following a successful theatrical run in New York and screenings in Haitian displacement camps, Brazilian favelas and South African shantytowns, the award-winning feature-length documentary DEAR MANDELA gets a multi-platform digital release on TVOD outlets iTunes, Amazon, Playstation, Vudu, Xbox, Google Play and SundanceNow.
DEAR MANDELA discovers a promising new generation of South African activists as they fight for the housing promised by Nelson Mandela when his ANC party first came to power. Ever since the world found itself last month without the charismatic leader , the question arises what kind of South Africa Mandela left behind and whether a post-ANC generation will follow in his footsteps. DEAR MANDELA offers one possible answer in the form of its young, passionate protagonists.
Winner of eight international awards including the Grand Jury Prize at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Award at the One World Film Festival, Ottawa, DEAR MANDELA is a remarkably lucid view of a situation that is as complex as it is urgent.
NEW YORK TIMES: “South Africa’s comedown from post-apartheid unity has been going on for a while, but “Dear Mandela” usefully outlines the forces of exclusion and generational shifts that have arisen.
Directors Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza are available for interviews.