Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle
Hollywood Film Festival Screening
Opening Night: Friday, October 22 - 7PM
Second Screening: Saturday, October 23 - 7PM
TRT: 88 minutes
Q&A session after the screening with the filmmakers will include a key witness and film interviewee, Eddie Daniels, a former prisoner with Mandela for 15 years on Robben Island and his longtime friend. Daniels is currently in the US on a speaking tour.
Once considered a "terrorist," Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation.
Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle details the events that lead up to what South African's have coined "Mandela's miracle," a strategy that shepherded in a peaceful transition from apartheid to a democracy. It is driven by the notion that even the most terrible tyranny can be overcome through reconciliation, as both the oppressed and the oppressors need to be liberated from the vice-grip of prejudice and injustice.
Additionally, we visit Clint Eastwood on the set of Invictus. His outsider's perspective finds in Mandela an exemplary hero who broke down an inhumane ideology after having been its most notorious victim: "a Biblical figure" whose wisdom will be a source of inspiration for future generations. He sums it up simply: "The world needs people like him."