Film: Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle – December 11, 2010

 

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

7:30 pm

RECONCILIATION

Mandela’s Miracle


Followed by a Q & A with the Filmmakers
Local Residents Michael and Carole Wilson

“Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle” evaluates the political, moral and spiritual legacy of a true hero, Nelson Mandela, a leader who saved his country from a bloody civil war by allowing the spirit of reconciliation to prevail.

The film also explores the perspective of peacemakers who brought about the creation of the Rainbow Nation: Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela, François Pienaar and many more.  To place these defining events of the new South Africa in their proper context, we have called upon witnesses from diverse communities to provide insights, anecdotes, and memories.

The film visits Clint Eastwood on the set on “Invictus,” using this filmic encounter to show how President Mandela united South Africa when it hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

This unique story teaches us that brute force cannot be effective in the long term. No matter how unjust a government, sooner or later the human spirit rebels.  And when it prevails, it astounds the world by its magnanimity.

The documentary weaves a colorful tapestry that reveals the array of personalities who have forged South Africa’s reconciliation against all odds.  The filmmakers hope it is a relevant message to people the world over today.


PROGRAM IS FREE BUT DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park

cvuuf.org

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