Contempory Film Productions Ltd

Chasing Mandela's Rainbow to date has been officially selected in 37 film festivals and won 7 awards. At Cinema At The Edge Film Festival in Santa Monica, Los Angeles it won Best Documentary - the Audience Award. It has won the Best Education Challenge award at the Helsinki Education Film Festival International. It won the Best Documentary Short Film at the Kosice International Film Festival in Slovakia. It screened in October 2019 as the gala night film of the Toronto South African Film Festival at the famous TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema complex. In November 2019, it was judged the Best Message winner in the youth section at the International Audiovisual Festival for Children and Youth, a film festival in Mérida, Venezuela. It has been bought by four TV broadcasters, UR, a public knowledge television in Sweden just for Swedish TV, Deutsche Welle, a German public television who have broadcasted it worldwide in 4 languages (English, German, Spanish and Arabic) and ShortTV  broadcast in the USA. It recently was broadcasted on eNCA, a news channel on etv in South Africa!

Dear Gary, GREAT NEWS ! DEUTSCHE WELLE has bought your documentary and will broadcast it in many territories (we don’t have the list yet) in Arabic, Spanish, English and German. The contract is signed and you can communicate through facebook and any other media that your film will be broadcasted worldwide by D.W. Congratulations! Celebrate! Your film will be seen WORLDWIDE on a public television, which is your aim for the development of countries!

Best wishes,

Pauline from Windrose

Dear Gary,

I am delighted to announce that the Knowledge Channel (Kunskapskanalen ) within UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) and part of the public service broadcasting group in Sweden, with Swedish Radio (SR) and Swedish Television (SVT) will broadcast Chasing Mandela's Rainbow! This will be broadcast in August 2020! Congratulations and well done!

Best wishes,

Pauline at Windrose

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.   "   Nelson Mandela (2003)


Life in Mandela's South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope - and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela's vision never materialised and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.

Wild Coast Warriors 

Chasing Mandela's Rainbow

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