“I would like to meet Nelson Mandela and ask him how does he feel; what he has been jailed for has never been achieved” a young man says in the trailer. The documentary Dear Mandela shows brave young people continuing the fight for equal rights in South Africa.
Dear Mandela tells the story of a social movement which tries to stop the government “trying to ‘eradicate the slums’ by evicting shack dwellers from their homes at gunpoint, in scenes eerily reminiscent of apartheid-era forced removals.” The movement is called “Abahlali BaseMjondolo – Zulu for ‘people of the shacks’” and it is considered the largest movement of poor people emerging in the post-apartheid country.
The fight Nelson Mandela and his followers were bringing to their country is not over as it seems. The walk to freedom might be longer than expected.
Check out the trailer:
<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/26538549?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/26538549″>DEAR MANDELA theatrical trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/sleepinggiant”>Sleeping Giant</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>