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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend Inspiration: Meeting Mandela

Written By: Nani Hapa—February 11th marked the 20-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela walking free after being imprisoned for 27 years. Throughout his life Mandela has been an inspiration to many. Case in point, in 2003, MTV Staying Alive, the global initiative to encourage HIV prevention, promote safer lifestyle choices and fight the stigma and discrimination, released the documentary Meeting Mandela. Meeting Mandela takes a historic look at Nelson Mandela’s life and shows him meeting with four young people of different backgrounds, who travelled to Johannesburg to meet Mandela and discuss with him their own personal battles with HIV/AIDS.

When I watch this documentary, I cannot help but think about how extraordinary Mandela is, and more importantly how strong the human spirit is.


Myne Whitman said...

This is a great video. Shuga is also a good one from MTV staying alive.