The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York was witness to a unique event last night when Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom had a screening hosted by super band, U2 and American Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour with the actors, Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, director Justin Chadwick and special guest, Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zenani in attendance.
Speaking after the film, Zenani Mandela commented, “I am pleased that U2 have written this beautiful song, ‘Ordinary Love’ for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Bono and the band have been supporters of my father and the 46664 campaign for many years and I am delighted that they hosted the screening tonight together with Anna Wintour.”
Producer, Anant Singh said, “We thank Zenani for representing the South African team at the screening last night. The venue of The Ziegfeld Theatre is of special significance to us and to Zenani as she was with Madiba when he was the guest of honour at the benefit screening of ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’ for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fun which took place there eighteen years ago.”
Photo material attached: (L-R) Adam Clayton, Idris Elba, Justin Chadwick, Bono, Naomie Harris, Zenani Mandela, The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images).
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom will be released this week in South Africa on Thursday, 28 November 2013 followed by releases in other countries thereafter.