If Mandela Used Social Media To Fight Apartheid [Video]

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YouTube Info:

An inspiring and creative tribute video conceptualized and put together by Prezence Digital to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life to date around a simple premise… “would the father of our nation havespent 27 years in captivity if he (and others) had access to the same technology, social media platforms and tools as we do today”?. The answer is simple Maybe not? We can’t change the past but we can change the future. It is now in our hands.

The 4 minutes long video tribute, has been a pure labour of love, beautifully put together, showing creativity from South Africa, Mother City Cape Town, with no financial gain to Prezence Digital or any individuals, but to raise awareness to encourage people to carry the torch of positive change from Mandela’s example in turn, and do their bit (67 mins today and everyday).

We hope you find the video inspirational and educational, hopefully deeply moving, thought provoking and resonates with everyone.. but also fun in a language we all understand today.

Prezence Digital Production

Initiative by Prakash Patel ©
Concept Idea and Producer — @Prakash Patel_1
Executive Creative Director — George Reed
Senior Creative Designer — James Maclachlan
Senior Creative Animator — James Maclachlan
Animator – Jean–Pierre Allers
Researchers — Maxine Purdon and Chris Bailey
And support by – Team Prezence @PrezenceDigital ©

Photography Credits

Getty Images
Bailey’s African History Archives
Bob Gosani © Baileys Archive
Eli Weinberg/Mayibuye Archives
Henry Grant/Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives
Hans Gedda/Corbis
Joe Tshabalala – private citizen
James Maclachlan
The Peto Collection, University of Dundee
Sam Nzima
Still from movie “Catch A Fire” – Universal Studios

The Watermark High – Slow Motion Clarity

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  1. What would Mandela do if he were 25, had an iPad and partied like he used to (yes he used to be a socialite). What would he do were he not aligned to the ANC ?

    Dwell on the past, look at the present dictatorship, and look to the Southern African Spring Uprising.


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