Mandela movie awarded honorary cinema award

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Top of The

Former South African president Nelson Mandela and the biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' which documents the struggle hero's life received a Special Honorary Award by the Cinema for Peace.

The film stars British actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, as well as South African actors Tony Kgoroge and Riaad Moosa, and is based on Mandela's autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom'.

According to SAPA, Chairman and founder of Cinema for Peace, Jaka Bizilj, announced that the movie was also nominated for the Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Movie Award.

Previous winners of the award included 'Lincoln' directed by Steven Spielberg and 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' directed by Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie.

Cinema For Peace aims to raise awareness regarding social relevance of films and create awareness of global, social, political and humanitarian problems.

"The Cinema for Peace Award recognises Madiba's exceptional life by honouring him and the film. We are extremely thrilled to have the film join Madiba being honoured as the first recipient of the Special Honorary Award," producer Anant Singh said.

The Cinema For Peace Gala Awards ceremony will reportedly be held in Berlin on February 10.