Mandela film to be distributed in Parliament

2010-02-11 13:30
A FEATURE film on president Nelson Mandela’s life will be distributed at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town today, film producer Anant Singh said.

The film, Viva Madiba: A Hero For All Seasons, will be handed out as a commemorative gift to people who attend the opening of Parliament, which Singh will also be attending.

“Today is a very special day for all South Africans, and probably more significant than the day of Madiba’s release as it marks 20 years of his emancipation from incarceration,” he said. “The most significant aspect of it is that he is with us today and is able to celebrate this day with the entire nation.”

Singh added that he was honoured to have been able to communicate with Madiba while he was in prison and to have been chosen to produce films on the former statesman’s life.

“As a salute to Madiba and his exceptional commitment to the nation, I produced a five minute film which was played at cinemas earlier this week,” he said. “In saluting Madiba today, we also salute the many thousands of people that committed their lives to our liberation, including Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki, Joe Slovo and especially the Mandela family.”