11 Dec 2023
Monday 16 December 2013
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Iran to represent farewell to Mandela in documentary

An Iranian director is planning to make a documentary on the South African hero Nelson Mandelas memorial proceedings and funeral ceremony.
Meysam Shahbabaei who has attended Mandelas memorial ceremonies held in South Africa, is to mirror the Africans mourning and grief on losing their legend leader.

The director himself is slated to provide the films budget. Mehrdad Homayan is in charge of the documentarys cinematography.

Nelson Mandela served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.

After years of resistance against apartheid rule in South Africa, Mandela was arrested in 1962. He was sentenced to life in prison, where he served over 27 years. He spent many of those years on Robben Island.

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has passed away at age 95 in his Johannesburg home on December 5, 2013.

Although Mandela had been critically ill for months, the announcement of his death came as a shock to South Africans and the rest of the world.

He was laid to rest at his ancestral home, village of Qunu in Eastern Cape on Sunday, December 15.

In paying tribute to the late leader, Iran screened and reviewed a documentary on the hero in its annual Cinema Vrit International Documentary Film Festival last week.

The film titledPlot for Peace is a political thriller about Mandela who believed in individual action and decided to change things.

Iran is also to mount an international poster exhibition illustrating Mandelas anti-apartheid activities.

By Press TV


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