Rooftops Canada invites you to join us and our very special guests Leilani Farha UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and Lorena Zárate President of the Habitat International Coalition, for a screening of the award winning documentary Dear Mandela. The film will be followed by commentary from our guests and an opportunity for questions and answers. All proceeds of the event will support Rooftops Canada– http://www.rooftops.ca/english/aboutus/
) Sponsored by Focus Consulting Inc.
When the South African government promises to ‘eradicate the slums’ and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban’s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in a growing social movement. Inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.