Film Screening and Discussion on Winnie Mandela

6:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2012
Life Sciences and Engineering Building, 24 Cummington Street, B01 (lower level)

Film screening of "Winnie: The Epic Untold Love Story", followed by discussion led by Anné Marič du Preez Bezdrob, Author of Winnie Mandela: A Life. This talk will discuss Winnie Mandela’s development as a prominent political leader, her role in the formation and establishment of a democratic South Africa in 1994 and thereafter. It explores her natural leadership qualities as a member of a prominent royal family; her political development; the question whether - and if so to what extent - her political role and leadership was predisposed by her relationship with Nelson Mandela; her overt political role and carefully orchestrated sacrifices for the sake of the new political dispensation; and the allegations against her of kidnapping and murder.

RSVP encouraged at This is a free event.

This event is brought to you by the African American Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, as part of International Education Week, a university-wide celebration of BU's global engagement.