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Anant Singh announced today that the documentary feature, Ahmed Kathrada: A Man For All Seasons will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic to celebrate Kathrada’s 86th birthday which falls on Friday, 21 August 2015.

The film will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic on Saturday, 22 August at 22h00; Sunday, 23 August at 12h30 and on Thursday 24 September (Heritage Day) at 21h30 while the Mzansi Wethu channel will broadcast the film on Saturday, 29 August at 19h00; Wednesday, 2 September at 21h30 and Monday, 30 September at 21h30.

Produced by Anant Singh, Ahmed Kathrada: A Man For All Seasons follows Kathrada’s extraordinary life journey as an activist, a Rivonia trialist, a prisoner on Robben Island to his present day activities, including the founding of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to continue his legacy as a lifelong activist for social justice.  Featured in the film are exclusive interviews with his political mentors; fellow Rivonia trialists including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Denis Goldberg; fellow Robben Island prisoners and close friends and colleagues.

“Ahmed Kathrada is a man who is held in high esteem by South Africans, and when we had discussions with Mzansi Magic about broadcasting the film, they were in agreement that he needed to be acknowledged and celebrated.  We are delighted to premiere Ahmed Kathrada: A Man For All Seasons on South African television as a tribute to him on his 86th birthday.  Kathy is an exceptional man who has given his entire life to the freedom of our people.  We trust that his story inspires people, especially the youth, to emulate his example.  We thank Mzansi Magic for the opportunity to have the film broadcast to coincide with Kathy’s birthday,” said Anant Singh.

“Mzansi Magic has taken inspiration from great leaders, past and present.  Our broadcast of the film is to ensure that their stories are remembered,” commented Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-Net South Africa.

Ahmed Kathrada: A Man For All Seasons is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.  Produced by Anant Singh, the film is executive produced by Robert Naidoo, Sudhir Pragjee, Sanjeev Singh and Ken Kaplan, and edited by Andrew Cassells.

For Further Information:
Nilesh Singh
Tel: 031 2046050
E-mail: nilesh@videovision.co.za

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