Mandela film on screen with Kurdish subtitles
Late South African president Nelson Mandela, who marked many firsts in the struggle against racism across the world, is the protagonist of the first foreign movie to be screened with Kurdish subtitles in Turkey.The film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” will be released in Turkey in February 2014. According to a written statement, 120 copies of the film will be distributed to be screened across the country.
Ninety copies will be released with Turkish subtitles while 30 copies will be released with Kurdish subtitles.
The film will be the first foreign movie in Turkey to be screened with Kurdish subtitles.
The posters of the film have been already hung on the streets of the eastern province of Diyarbakır.
It is a biographical film directed by Justin Chadwick from a script written by William Nicholson.
The film is based on the 1995 book “Long Walk to Freedom” by anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African president, Nelson Mandela. It chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.
It premiered on Sept. 7 at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and it was released on Nov. 29, 2013, less than a week before Mandela died. It stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.