AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE "Dear Mandela"

AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE "Dear Mandela"

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:00pm

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. When the South African government promises to "eradicate the slums" and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela, airing Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World, follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

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