The story is multi-layered and gives voice to the history of the global anti-apartheid movement from those that were intimately involved. The contributors include leading South African politicians including President Jacob Zuma, Frene Ginwala, Pallo Jordan, Mac Maharaj, Baleka Mbete, Essop Pahad and Amb. Abdul Minty, and British politicians Peter Hain MP, Lord Neil Kinnock, The Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn and Lord Robert Hughes, along with Alan Yentob who in 1988 was controller of BBC2, which broadcast the whole of the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute on BBC & Lord Joel Joffe the lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. From the US, interviewees include Ron Dellums, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist, and ES Reddy, who set up and chaired the UN committee against Apartheid. These key figures illuminate a story of vision, strategy, empathy and hope. Plus wonderful performances or interviews from Annie Lennox, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gabriel, Steven Van Zandt, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Armatrading, The Manhattan Brothers, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Stetsasonic, Dr Jonas Gwangwa, Gil Scott Heron, Aswad, Sly & Robbie, Bonnie Raitt, Mahotella Queens, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.
“Caring brings us closer to what it means to be fully human.’’ Annie Lennox - Artist
Mickey Madoda Dube
International award-winning Film & TV Commercials Director; a Fulbright Scholar at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. His filmography spans both the commercial and the political, with a strong emphasis on exploring the complex beauty of human nature and the navigation of a multi-identity in the modern paradigm. He recently won the Amnesty International Award for his docudrama, Sobukwe – A Great Soul.
Producer of the two global broadcasts for Mandela in 1988 and 1990 both of which were watched by an audience over 500m in 100 countries and demanded the release of Mandela then the end of Apartheid. Hollingsworth is a key world figure in the use of popular culture as a campaign tool for causes. He has produced nine of the world’s largest Global Broadcast Events plus documentaries, films, concerts, festivals, CDs and DVDs.
Mickey Madoda Dube
Director of Photography
Tai Krige (SASC)