Ely City Amnesty Group is screening Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Saturday 1 October at the Lecture Theatre, the Old Palace, Ely. 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 16th October. Doors open for the film at 6:30pm for 7.00pm. Tickets are £6.00 each and can be bought from Burrows Bookshop, 9 High Street Passage, Ely, or from All profits go towards Amnesty’s human rights work.