Mandela theme for Amnesty International Ely

Mandela theme for Amnesty International Ely.

Mandela theme for Amnesty International Ely. - Credit: Archant

Ely City Amnesty Group is screening ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ on Saturday, October 1, at the Lecture Theatre, The Old Palace.

The film stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and chronicles Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through years of imprisonment until he became the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

The group chose the film to tie in with its annual lecture.

Paul Joseph, the long-term friend and political ally of Nelson Mandela, will be speaking at Ely Cathedral on October 16.

Doors 6.30pm for 7pm screening.

Tickets; £6, from Burrows Bookshop, 9 High Street Passage, Ely, or from www.wegottickets.com/event/370948.

Money raised will go towards Amnesty International’s human rights work.