Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Letter from South Africa

There has been a spike in the past fortnight of visitors to these pages from South Africa- why?. we do not know. But here is something for them and all readers:
21 ICONS South Africa launches its third short film and portrait, featuring Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the tireless activist and social justice campaigner who, in Nelson Mandela’s words, symbolises “the voice of the voiceless”.  The previous two films have featured Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk.
In the film, Desmond Tutu talks to photographer and film director Adrian Steirn about his inspiration, his role since retirement and his view on his legacy. He tells him in his usual self-deprecating and humorous way: “What do I do? I am retired, so I don’t do anything. Well, I go around the world and try to remind people fairly straightforward things that we easily forget, like, yes, there is a lot of evil in the world, but there is also a lot of good. In fact, we are made for goodness, which is fantastic.