Free ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ screenings in South Africa


This one’s for all our local readers in South Africa. Friday 18 July marks Mandela Day. The former president of South Africa and world icon would have been 96 years old.

On July 18th at 9:45 AM, Videovision Entertainment, Ster-Kinekor and The Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting free screenings of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom the Nelson Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba- in cinemas across the country.

Every year, South Africans (and many other people around the world) celebrate his legacy of peace, reconciliation, appreciation and kindness by taking 67 minutes out of the day to perform acts of kindness that change the world for the better.

The motto behind Mandela Day is: “Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day“. We’d like to encourage all of you to go out and start doing good on Friday; but don’t let it end there. Make a lifestyle change to try and do more good every day!

You can watch the initial trailer for the film below.

Screenings at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas:

Gauteng: Carlton, Cresta, Maponya, Northmead, River Square, Sterland, The Zone in Rosebank, Carnival City, Eastgate, Greenstone, Brooklyn, Festival Mall, Northgate, Sandton, Southgate, Wonderpark.

Western Cape: Blueroute , Bridge Centre, N1 City, Parow, Westgate, Cavendish, Promenade

KwaZulu-Natal: Gateway, Musgrave, Shelly Beach.

Mpumalanga: Secunda

Free State: Mimosa Mall

Limpopo: Mall of the North

North West Province: Rustenburg, Mooi River

Channel 186 on DSTV will also be screening a Nelson Mandela Documentary at 8:30 PM. Click here to find out more.

Click here to find out more about the 67 Minutes Mandela day Campaign 

Click here to view the official Mandela Day Website 

Click here to view the official announcement by the South African Government 

Let us know what you’ll be doing with your 67 minutes on Friday! Feel free to comment below and share your story.

Ster Kinekor Long Walk To Freedom

About the Author: Stephen is a Proudly South African filmmaker, marketer and blogger who is honoured to be a part of the legacy of a man as great as Nelson Mandela.


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