'Dear Mandela': Film Screening at HLRN

Date: 
March 22, 2018
As part of HLRN's campaign against forced evictions and for the realization of the human right to adequate housing for all, we are pleased to invite you to a screening of an inspiring film on the struggle for housing rights in South Africa. Titled 'Dear Mandela' this film documents the struggle of three young friends to save their homes.
 
Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
 
Time: 5 p.m. (we will be screening the 53 minute version of the film)
 
Venue: HLRN, G-18/1 Nizamuddin West, Lower Ground Floor, New Delhi
 
Brief Description of the Movie​:
When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins evicting
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shack
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dwellers
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far outside the city, three young friends who live in Durban's shanty-towns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their
​homes 
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.