Millennium Meets - John Carlin- Author of "invictus" the book behind the Hollywood Movie "Invictus", Cinema Museum, London

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Synopsis: Watch this special interview with Author John Carlin who discusses his time in South Africa following the rise and rise of Nelson Mandela. Essential viewing for all Africans.

Millennium TV recently joined the Africa-Gives Autumn Film Fundraiser at the Cinema Museum in London. Special guest John Carlin also held a Q&A following a screening of the movie “Invictus” starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood!

Nelson Mandela and Springboks captain, François Pienaar, are the focus of Carlin’s 2008 book, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation,that highlights the role of the 1995 Rugby World Cup win in post-apartheid South Africa. The film, entitled Invictus, was directed by Clint Eastwood, and featured Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar.

We were lucky enough to catch up with John Carlin to hear how he came to write the book; his time in South Africa; the good work of the Africa-Gives Initiative; his views on what made Nelson Mandela such an exceptional leader; and his hopes for Africa.

AFFORD is a charity evolving into a social enterprise to support the entrepreneurial agenda and capacity of the African Diaspora. Since its formation 15 years ago, AFFORD has put the issue of migration and development on the policy agenda. It has developed an unrivalled knowledge and expertise on issues impacting on the African diaspora such as remittances, brain drain and skills transfers. AFFORD manages Africa-Gives which is encouraging young people in the diaspora aged 18-35 to invest time, money, know-how, to help power the engines of wealth creation that will produce self-sustainable and profitable communities, instead of communities waiting for the next aid cheque.

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Read more from John Carlin (the Millennium TV team left with signed copies!) – We recommend this article – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/dec/31/morgan-freeman-nelson-mandela…

Produced by: Millennium TV
Country:United Kingdom and South Africa
Year:2012
Duration: 16 minutes 15 seconds
Sponsors: This film was kindly sponsored by the Uptonville Investment Division