5 photos from the Mandela movie premiere that made us feel good inside

2013-11-04 08:54
Johannesburg - Bright lights and rolling cameras lined the red carpet at the premiere of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at The Zone in Rosebank, north of Johannesburg on Sunday.

According to Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi it was emotional to watch. "It was very emotional to watch it. I watched it with my mom and husband and Anant Singh," she told reporters.

"The love that kept the family together comes through in the film."

The film tells the story of Mandela from his childhood days in Qunu, Eastern Cape, to his time in prison on Robben Island and his struggles with the transition from an apartheid state to a democratic country.

The film also features popular local actors Jamie Bartlett, Sthandiwe and Tony Kgoroge, Terry Pheto, Athandwa Kani, and Riaad Moosa.

The film will be released in South Africa and the United States on 28 November.

Here's 5 photos from the premiere that made us feel pretty good inside:

1) When Idris Elba, who plays the role of Nelson Mandela in the film, appeared on the red carpet smiling even though he had to be rushed to hospital on Saturday after suffering an asthma attack.

2) When Hollywood hottie Naomie Harris was blown away by South Africa's beauty.

3) When Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel posed for a photo with Idris and Graca did a little wave at the camera.

4) When Idris and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela–Mandela shared a laugh together and afterwards Winnie admitted that she was deeply moved by the film.

5) When Naomie Harris looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet and we knew that Hollywood had come to Jozi and that the whole world was watching.

(Images: AFP/AP)

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