Free screenings of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom on Mandela Day

2014-07-05 14:00
Johannessburg - Videovision Entertainment, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have teamed up to celebrate Madiba by making available the film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, to the public at no cost. 

The screenings will take place on 18 July 2014 at 09h45 at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas across South Africa.

The film which celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa, is an inspirational film which will motivate people to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.  Having the first show on 18 July as a free screening will hopefully enable the public to watch the film and be inspired by its message and then go into their communities and make an effort to live up to the motto of Mandela Day – "Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day".

Producer of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Anant Singh commented: "We have partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Mandela Day activities since its inception and we are delighted to continue this association.  We are also pleased to be collaborating with Ster Kinekor to take the film to audiences around the country. We hope that the audience watching the film will be inspired to give back to their communities by following Madiba’s example."

Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang said, "As the film, Mandela: Long walk To Freedom shows, Madiba left us an incredible gift, a legacy to cherish and make our own. We believe that Madiba’s value system rests on three pillars: free yourself, free others and serve every day. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by all becoming servant leaders ourselves.  We urge the public to attend the free screenings."

Fiaz Mohamed, CEO of Ster Kinekor commented: "We are delighted to host South Africans for free in our cinemas to be inspired by this magnificent film based on our Madiba’s magnificent legacy. We hope that many will leave our cinemas motivated more readily to serve others and serve our country."

The film will be screened at the following cinemas at 09h45 on 18 July 2014:

Carnival City
Festival Mall
Mall Of The North
Mooi Rivier
N1 City
Promenade Mall
Shelly Beach


  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-07-05 18:45

    Ok Barry Ronge..

  • Robert Keene - 2014-07-07 13:03

    A new way to get bums in seats and push up the attendance stats for the producers and distributors, oh, and SK revenues?

  • Nicolene Pienaar - 2014-07-09 11:04

    Thank you! I think it's is a great movie. Sorry about the rude remarks Sterkinekor have to endure.

  • Refuwe Peter - 2014-07-09 19:33

    This is a great movie, thanks SK for making it possible for South Africans to watch it. Sorry for bad comments ....

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