Desmond Tutu's daughter gives thumbs up to new film about the Arch

A film based on the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be released to local cinemas on Friday October 5.

The fictional film, titled The Forgiven‚ stars American actor Forest Whitaker and Australian actor Eric Bana.

Tutu's daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth says the film speaks to the courage of South Africans to forgive.

The on-screen portrayals were really good and the costuming was quite faithful.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth

Walking away from the movie I felt very much that it wasn't a movie that was centred on my father, but it was really centred on the people of South Africa and the courage of South Africans to forgive.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth

It wasn't designed to be a documentary, it was designed to be a story that was told by the storytellers.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth

It's definitely a tale well told.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth

The Arch was admitted to hospital last week, but Tutu-Van Furth says he is in good spirits and should be discharged in the next few days.

Listen to the Archbishop's daughter in conversation with Melanie Rice:


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