With all the recent Mandela talk circulating we cannot forget the link between Mandela and his Guerilla warfare training in Ethiopia, ordained by HIM himself. Until I heard for the following documentary in the making.... I man patiently await to see this film
Portions of “Mandela’s Gun” Documentary to be filmed in Ethiopia
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A South African film company is tracing the story line of Nelson Mandela’s military training in Ethiopia years back to make a documentary film.
The film will specifically tell the story of the Gun Mandela received Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie and buried in South Africa just before his arrest by the apartheid rulers. Mandela has an interesting story that links him with Ethiopia dating back to 1962. Well that story has now caught the attention of South African Film Makers and they are now in Addis Ababa to research and film portions of the story. Nelson Mandela was a dominant figure in the South African liberation movement against apartheid. In 1962, Mr. Nelson Mandela secretly came to Ethiopia for military and political training. Ethiopian army, on the orders of Emperor Haile Selassie himself first trained and armed Nelson Mandela in his struggle against apartheid. On the personal orders of the Emperor, the Ethiopian Colonel in charge of Mandela's military training gave him a gun. When he returned to South Africa he buried it in the grounds of the farm where he was staying. This was just weeks before he was arrested and jailed for 27 years. Despite repeated efforts, the gun was nowhere to be found. The South African Film Company DV8 was very interested in this story and they decided to make a documentary feature film based on it. The company has been doing the preparatory works for the past two years. Jeremy Nathan is the co producer of the movie. He is hoping that the movie adds another milestone in strengthening the ties between Ethiopia and South Africa that dates back many years. As to why they chose this storyline, Claire Evan, the movie producer said, Mr Mandela’s stay in Ethiopia is the part of history that has not been well covered in many of the writings about his struggle. According the film makers the production of movie will be finalized at the end of this year. Tycon real estate PLC will represent the Ethiopian side of the production and assist the DV 8 films. (AFRO FM)
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