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Celebrate Mandela's Birthday with Some Awesome Perspective on the Path He Lead

Ben Goldhirsh

Everyone should go watch this movie. It's awesome. Lee Hirsch (director of Bully) spent 10 years living in South Africa making this film about the fight against apartheid told through the music of the movement. It will make you smile and cry and cheer. And the parts about Nelson Mandela will just make you revel in what a stud that guy was and what a model he has left us for strength of character and vision.

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  • lee.hirsch1

    Ben, I am in regular contact with many from the film, sadly many of the legendary musicians have now passed. In general I think South Africa is a healthy democracy a testament to the incredible legacy and emotional impact of Madiba. On the run but will try and share more soon!

    • Ben Goldhirsh

      you're a stud. I think it's my favorite doc. At least one of the one that sticks with me most deeply. What are the odds I can get you to replace your avatar with an image. It'll be worth it. You'll love it.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    Lee, if you're out there, what's your relationship now with the folks you filmed? Have you heard anything about how people are feeling about Mandela's health and the path forward for the nation?