Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA will be screeening widely acclaimed film “Dear Mandela” at the Thirroul Community Centre this weekend, Sunday 17th March at 6pm
“Apart from being a wonderful story about the spirit of a group of the very poor, the film is beautifully filmed and represents life as it is for many in that country,” says Cathy Bloch who attended it’s premier screening in Sydney.
“Our local Union Aid Abroad group was very keen to get it to a Wollongong audience and to raise money for the social movement portrayed in the film – Abahlali baseMjondolo (Residents of the Shacks).
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 shanty towns refuse to move.
Dear Mandela 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’s coming of age.
Before the screening at Thirroul Community Centre home made soup and sweets will be served. The cost – for the evening is $25 ($20 concession).
For further information about the function contact Ron (firstname.lastname@example.org)