Mandela movie to screen at the White House


BREAKING NEWS: On 7 November, US President Barack Obama will host a White House
screening of South African producer Anant Singh’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with
cast members Idris Elba and Naomie Harris and Nelson Mandela’s daughters Zindzi and
Zenani in attendance.

Harvey Weinstein, American film producer and studio executive, says: “Knowing what a
strong relationship President Obama has with former President Mandela, it’s an honour
for this film to be shown at the White House.’

The film, based on Mandela’s life, premiered in Johannesburg on Sunday 3 November
and was attended by Mandela’s wife Graça Machel and his former wife Winnie
Madikizela-Mandela, who is portrayed in the movie by Harris.

Directed by Justin Chadwick, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom screens nationwide in
South Africa from 28 November 2013 and will be distributed by UIP.

View the movie trailer at


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