Campaigners to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s release from prison with screening of ‘One Humanity’
Campaigners and activists will come together in Sheffield on the 23 April 2015 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, at an official screening of Mickey Madoda Dube film ‘One Humanity’.
‘One Humanity’ focuses on two major concerts staged at Wembley Stadium in 1988 – on Mandela’s birthday, and 1990 – shortly after his release. It tells the story of how the world came to focus on ending Apartheid in South Africa and explores how the global broadcasts applied pressure to the South African regime.
The film’s producer – Tony Hollingsworth – was closely involved in organising both musical events and will be taking part in a Q&A session after Thursday’s screening alongside colleagues from the
Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive Committee and the trade union and labour movement.
Paul Blomfield, Labour candidate for Sheffield Central and a founding member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive said: “As we mark the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s freedom, this event is a timely opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution made by Sheffield anti-Apartheid activists to the establishment of a free, democratic South Africa.”
The screening is sponsored by campaigning law firm Thompsons Solicitors and will take place at The Showroom, Paternoster Row, Sheffield from 4pm. There will also be an exhibition in the Showroom Cafe provided by the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive.
Bob Johnsons of Thompsons Solicitors said: “Thompsons fought alongside the trade union movement to oppose the Apartheid regime in South Africa and we’re proud to support this event.
“Over two decades on, we look forward to coming together with friends and colleagues from the trade union and labour movement to celebrate the significance of Mandela’s release and to reflect on the hard-won fight to end the regime.”
Tickets are £7 (£5.50 concessions) and can be booked via 0114 275 7727 or http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/one-humanity
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