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Ryerson hosts gala presentation of Oscar-nominated doc

Ryerson University will be presenting a special Tribute to Nelson Mandela gala film screening next month. On October 17, the University will host an evening of celebration to mark the achievements of the South African leader and the Children’s Fund he founded. The centerpiece of the event is the Canadian premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation</em> at the Ryerson Theatre.

The film follows Nelson Mandela from his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Providing insights into his early life, this full-length documentary takes viewers through Mandela’s childhood, adolescence, legal career and personal life.

"We were honoured to welcome Dr. Mandela and his wife Graça Machel on campus to receive their honorary degrees from Ryerson University in 2001," said Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University. "It is a privilege to host this tribute evening, and to support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. The future of our country and our world depends on our children: their freedom, their health and their education."

"The extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to the people of the world. At the age of 89, he continues his volunteer work in support of the Children’s Fund that bears his name. We are delighted to share in this Tribute to Nelson Mandela with Ryerson University and raise funds for vulnerable children and youth in South Africa," said Gordon Cressy, President NMCF (Canada).

Hosted by journalist and Ryerson alumna, Suhana Meharchand , the evening will feature the Honorary Patron Lincoln M. Alexander and special guest Sibongile Mkhabela (Bongi), the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, based in South Africa. Bongi, who was imprisoned for protesting the apartheid government as Mandela was, will share with the audience first-hand stories of children in South Africa and the Fund’s mission to aid them. Each person in attendance will receive a free box set including the DVD of the film.

Tickets for the screening are $50 and can be purchased through <a href="www.ticketweb.ca">Ticketweb</a>. All proceeds go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada)

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Ryerson hosts gala presentation of Oscar-nominated doc

Ryerson University will be presenting a special Tribute to Nelson Mandela gala film screening next month. On October 17, the University will host an evening of celebration to mark the achievements of the South African leader and the Children’s Fund he founded. The centerpiece of the event is the Canadian premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation</em> at the Ryerson Theatre.

The film follows Nelson Mandela from his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Providing insights into his early life, this full-length documentary takes viewers through Mandela’s childhood, adolescence, legal career and personal life.

"We were honoured to welcome Dr. Mandela and his wife Graça Machel on campus to receive their honorary degrees from Ryerson University in 2001," said Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University. "It is a privilege to host this tribute evening, and to support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. The future of our country and our world depends on our children: their freedom, their health and their education."

"The extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to the people of the world. At the age of 89, he continues his volunteer work in support of the Children’s Fund that bears his name. We are delighted to share in this Tribute to Nelson Mandela with Ryerson University and raise funds for vulnerable children and youth in South Africa," said Gordon Cressy, President NMCF (Canada).

Hosted by journalist and Ryerson alumna, Suhana Meharchand , the evening will feature the Honorary Patron Lincoln M. Alexander and special guest Sibongile Mkhabela (Bongi), the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, based in South Africa. Bongi, who was imprisoned for protesting the apartheid government as Mandela was, will share with the audience first-hand stories of children in South Africa and the Fund’s mission to aid them. Each person in attendance will receive a free box set including the DVD of the film.

Tickets for the screening are $50 and can be purchased through <a href="www.ticketweb.ca">Ticketweb</a>. All proceeds go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada)

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Ryerson hosts gala presentation of Oscar-nominated doc

Ryerson University will be presenting a special Tribute to Nelson Mandela gala film screening next month. On October 17, the University will host an evening of celebration to mark the achievements of the South African leader and the Children’s Fund he founded. The centerpiece of the event is the Canadian premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation</em> at the Ryerson Theatre.

The film follows Nelson Mandela from his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Providing insights into his early life, this full-length documentary takes viewers through Mandela’s childhood, adolescence, legal career and personal life.

"We were honoured to welcome Dr. Mandela and his wife Graça Machel on campus to receive their honorary degrees from Ryerson University in 2001," said Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University. "It is a privilege to host this tribute evening, and to support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. The future of our country and our world depends on our children: their freedom, their health and their education."

"The extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to the people of the world. At the age of 89, he continues his volunteer work in support of the Children’s Fund that bears his name. We are delighted to share in this Tribute to Nelson Mandela with Ryerson University and raise funds for vulnerable children and youth in South Africa," said Gordon Cressy, President NMCF (Canada).

Hosted by journalist and Ryerson alumna, Suhana Meharchand , the evening will feature the Honorary Patron Lincoln M. Alexander and special guest Sibongile Mkhabela (Bongi), the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, based in South Africa. Bongi, who was imprisoned for protesting the apartheid government as Mandela was, will share with the audience first-hand stories of children in South Africa and the Fund’s mission to aid them. Each person in attendance will receive a free box set including the DVD of the film.

Tickets for the screening are $50 and can be purchased through <a href="www.ticketweb.ca">Ticketweb</a>. All proceeds go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada)

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