Dear Mandela (Trailer)


A look at progress made by the government after the end of apartheid seen through the eyes of South African youth.

When Mandela became president, his main concern was housing. Eighteen years later, the slums have doubled in size, and the government have been 'eradicating' slums  by evicting people at gun point. The young and the poor have come together to take action, defending their constitutional rights in court and on the streets, managing to take it up all the way to Constitutional Court. Facing assassination attempts, imprisonment without trial and property loss, these courageous people learn how difficult choices are made by policy makers. 
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July 3, 2012, 7:03 a.m.
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Director: Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza
Country: South Africa/USA
Language: English/Zulu
Year: 2011
Producer: Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza, Neil Brandt, Sundance Documentary Film Program, New York State Council for the Arts, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Alter-Cine Foundation, Participant Media
Music by: Ted Reichman
Dear Mandela (Trailer)