"MUSIC IS A GREAT BLESSING. IT HAS THE POWER TO ELEVATE AND LIBERATE US. IT SETS PEOPLE FREE TO DREAM. IT CAN UNITE US TO SING WITH ONE VOICE. SUCH IS THE VALUE OF MUSIC" -Nelson Mandela
This theatrical documentary with striking visuals explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons who died in December at age 95.
From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment and singing at his own prison concert, to his release and the present day celebrations of his legacy, the music born out of his inspirational journey is commented on by his closes friends, family, former exiled musicians and current international artists.
Includes Grammy award-winning group LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, the internationally acclaimed SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, celebrated artist VUSI MAHLASELA, the legendary BB KING, SEAN PALU, ESTELLE, Welsh opera star KATHERINE JENKINS and Nelson Mandela's grandson- hip hop artist BAMBATHA MANDELA.
"ARTISTS REACH AREAS FAR BEYOND THE REACH OF POLITICIANS, ESPECIALLY ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC, IS UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYBODY, AND IT LIFTS THE SPIRITS AND THE MORALE OF THOSE WHO HEAR IT." -Nelson Mandela BBC News Link Times Colonist Article http://www.musicformandela.com Nominated for 3 Leo Awards - Best Program, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music