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CNY Reads One Book Film Event: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 1/24/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 We will show "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom", a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President of South Africa and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

A discussion will follow.

Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
Rated PG-13 ē 2 hour 21 Minutes

This movie was chosen In keeping with the themes of apartheid and racism reflected in the 2019 CNY Reads One Book selection "Born a Crime" .

CNY Reads has chosen "Born a Crime" by talk show host and comedian, Trevor Noah as the book they are promoting for all of CNY to read in 2019. At his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one manís coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Cosponsored by CNY Reads

Location: Carman Community Room
Presenter: Cindy Hibbert