‘Dear Mandela’ screening & panel discussion with Amnesty International + War on Want

Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power.
Our panel discussion will discuss the latest updates from the campaign seen in the film.

Threatened with mass eviction from their shantytowns, ‘Dear Mandela’ is the inspiring story of three young activists who are furious at the harsh treatment of their slum communities in Durban, South Africa. They form Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack-dwellers movement, and rise up against the government to fight for their constitutional rights.

See the trailer at www.dochouse.org

We will be joined by Caroline Elliot and Iain Byrne for a discussion after the screening.

Caroline Elliot is War on Want’s Informal Economy Programmes Officer supporting the Abahlali movement in South Africa through advocacy, campaigning and project management fighting evictions. Caroline also participated in some of the filming of DEAR MANDELA.

Iain Byrne is an international human rights lawyer at Amnesty International where he advises on the economic and social rights law and policy work of the organisation including housing rights and forced evictions.

Region: All
Start Date: 24/05/2012
End Date: 24/05/2012
Start Time: 20:00
Venue: RIch MIx Cinema
Venue Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London
Website: http://http://www.dochouse.org/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=screenings01#DEARMANDELA
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Alexis Wood
Phone: 0208 237 1175