The documentary film Dear Mandela portrays the struggles of young activists from the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM)  movement, who have resisted mass evictions in the face of violence and intimidation since 2005.

In 2015 SERI and the Dear Mandela filmmakers, Dara Kell and Chris Nizza from Sleeping Giant Films, are launching an audience engagement project, which includes a national screening tour and a series of community workshops throughout the country. The project is generously funded by The Ford Foundation. Read more about the project and the screenings here.

Dear Mandela Toolkit

Dear Mandela Toolkit

SERI and Dear Mandela have also developed a toolkit aimed at informing communities of their rights and helping them to organise and mobilise around these rights.

The toolkit contains the following resources:

The toolkit will be distributed to community leaders and members during the film screenings and community workshops.

Get involved!

For general information about the project, workshops or toolkit, contact Dennis Webster at SERI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on hosting a screening of the film, contact Dara Kell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.