Part of Black History Month & World Cinema Month
6.30pm – Welcome
6.50pm – Screening of “Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation” (Screen 2)
9pm until 12am – Afrogroov DJ Eric Soul with live music by Zena Edwards & Khethi at 9.30pm (Ritzy Café upstairs)
Tickets: £7 / Box Office: 08707 55 00 62/ www.picturehouses.co.uk
“Palm World Voices: MANDELA”
(Palm World Voices/ PALMDV3132)
CD/ DVD/ Book/ Map
Out 23 October 2006
“Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians. Art, especially entertainment and music, is understood by everybody, and it lifts the spirit and the morale of those who hear it” (Nelson Mandela)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, or “mkhulu” (grandfather), was born in the small village of Mvezo, Transkei, on 18 July, 1918. On 23 October 2006, in homage to Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life and revolutionary achievements in South Africa, Palm Pictures releases the box set “Palm World Voices: Mandela.” This instalment in the Palm World Voices series on global music and culture is a detailed and moving exposé of South Africa’s first black President and one of the most important figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. The box set contains: –
Film DVD: “Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation”
Out of print for many years and filmed over seven months leading up to the historic 1994 presidential election, “Mandela” is an absorbing full-length documentary looking at the courageous life, tribulations and fortitude of Mandela the leader, while never forgetting the engaging and charismatic spirit of Mandela the man. Film features exclusive interviews and narration from Mandela himself. Directed by South African Jo Menell and produced by Jonathan Demme, “Mandela” was nominated for the 1997 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
“…one of the most inspiring stories of our time!” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Audio CD: “Mandela” Original Soundtrack
Music in South Africa is as vast as the country itself. The soundtrack to “Mandela” evokes over seven decades in the life of Nelson Mandela and the rich and vibrant musical legacy of South Africa, with traditional Xhosa and Zulu folk songs, ’50s township swing and jump blues, harmony trios and powerful protest songs of freedom. With Vusi Mahlasela, the Manhattan Brothers, Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, the ANC Choir, the Special AKA and many others.
Telling the compelling story of the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is a beautiful, 48-page book filled with dozens of photos and art images, and an essay by acclaimed journalist Robin Denselow.
National Geographic Map
An exclusively designed 20″ x 30″ poster map highlights key events in the history of Nelson Mandela and South Africa with informative text, photos and images.