Children of the Light is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu—a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time. Follow his journey from first-hand accounts of oppression at the birth of apartheid to leading his nation in non-violent protests that helped bring an end to the regime of racial segregation in South Africa.
Written and directed by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and filmmaker, Dawn Gifford Engle, Children of the Light uses extensive archival footage, family photos and never-before-seen interviews of Desmond Tutu to provide an unparalleled look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of modern times. Considered one of the fathers of post-apartheid South Africa, Desmond Tutu reflects on the profound lessons learned being raised by his uneducated single mother, along with stories of a host of other inspirational figures that shaped his path. From his first meeting with Nelson Mandela and his days as a young teacher in segregated South Africa, to his becoming the secretary general of the South African Council of Churches and winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Children of the Light celebrates Desmond Tutu as a leader for social change and a champion of human rights. The film is narrated by Tutu’s daughter, Naomi Tutu.
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