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    Children of the Light

    Children of the Light

    Children of the Light tells the incredible story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. Follow his journey from humble beginnings to leading the nation in non-violent protests and helping to bring an end to the apartheid regime in South Africa.

    ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

    Dawn Gifford Engle

    The director of this engaging film about the Nobel Peace Prize winner is herself a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and runs the NGO PeaceJam, which counts on its board the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and 12 other Nobel Prize laureates.

    FILM SYNOPSIS

    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.

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    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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    FILM INFO

    Title: Children of the Light
    Film length: 90 minutes
    Directed by: Dawn Gifford Engle
    Produced by: Dawn Gifford Engle, Ivan Suvanjieff
    Official film website: PeaceJam.org
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