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Writer and director Khalo Matabane was an idealistic teenager with fanciful ideas about a post-apartheid era of freedom and justice when the great icon of liberation, Nelson Mandela, was released from prison. In Nelson Mandela: The Myth & Me, Matabane searches for the meaning of freedom, reconciliation, and forgiveness, while challenging Mandela’s achievements in today’s world of conflict and inequality.
Through conversations with politicians, activists, intellectuals, and artists including Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Albie Sachs, Ariel Dorfman, Nuruddin Farah, Pumla Gqola, Wole Soyinka, Ronnie Kasrils, the Dalai Lama, and Zubeida Jaffer, Matabane reflects upon Mandela’s legacy beyond sainthood. Thought-provoking and meditative, Nelson Mandela: The Myth & Me frames Mandela from a new perspective.
Special Jury Award IDFA 2013
Official Selection, Hot Docs
Official Selection, Dok.fest Munich
Official Selection, Human Rights Watch Film Festival London 2014
Official Selection, Documentary Edge Festival 2014