Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment are participating in a host of Mandela Centenary events across the world with activities in Russia, the United States and at home in South Africa.
Singh will present the documentary feature, CELEBRATING MANDELA ONE HUNDRED which he produced to commemorate the Mandela Centenary at the official Mandela Day celebrations of the South African Embassy in Russia hosted by Ambassador, Nomasonto Maria Sibanda-Thusi on 18 July in Moscow. The event will be attended by local Russian dignitaries, the media community and the international diplomatic corps based in Moscow. Singh is visiting Moscow for the first time since 1989 when he presented his then banned film, THE STICK at the Moscow Film Festival. The apartheid censors at the time did not want the film exhibited in South Africa, but the Moscow Film Festival honoured the film with its World Premiere.
On Friday, 20 July, Singh will share a platform with Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela as guest speakers at the Minnesota Orchestra’s ‘Celebrating Mandela 100’ Concert on Friday, 20 July in Minneapolis in the United States. The Minnesota Orchestra will be touring South Africa with their ‘Celebrating Mandela 100’ Concert from 10 to 18 August, performing in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Soweto and Johannesburg.
Singh’s Videovision Entertainment partnered with the Pearls Mall in Umhlanga, Durban and talented Durban artist and sculptor, Lungelo Gumede to host an exclusive, first-time exhibition of wax sculptures of Nelson Mandela created by Gumede. The exhibition, which is open free to the public will take place at the Pearls Mall from 13 to 22 July 2018. To enhance the exhibition, Videovision Entertainment has made available the actual car Mandela was driving when he was arrested in the film, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.
Speaking from Moscow, Singh said, “It is an honour to use the content we have created and the various products that we have been involved in, to perpetuate Madiba’s legacy in our country and around the world. Madiba’s legacy is an inspiration to people all over the world and we all have so much to learn from his exceptional example.”