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Joburg: ‘Mandela’s Gun’ Depicts Untold Chapter in South African Icon’s Life

26 October 2016 2:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johannesburg — The first edition of the Joburg Film Festival will open Oct. 28 with the world premiere of “Mandela's Gun,” a long-awaited portrait of an untold chapter in the life of the South African icon.

Directed by John Irvin, pic is a documentary-thriller hybrid that tells the story of the pistol Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie gave Nelson Mandela as the young freedom-fighter decided to take up arms in the South African liberation struggle.

Producer Moroba Nkawe says the long process of bringing the story to the screen mirrors the remarkable, pan-African trip Mandela himself took in 1962.

“The film has…grown tremendously from the time we began filming,” she says. “As we uncovered more information through research, the story grew and…led us to film across the African continent, as we tried to bring to life this amazing, untold journey.”

She adds, “We’re extremely delighted to have the film finally ready for the public… »

- Christopher Vourlias

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