Montblanc: A Tribute to Madiba

17th December 2014


Following the Cape Town premier of “Power of Words” in November, Montblanc hosted the US premier in New York City on the 5th December. The screening was held in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and the positive ways in which he transformed societies and lives worldwide.

Created in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Power of Words project inspires filmmakers to explore the written legacy of influential figures using the film. The series, sponsored by Montblanc, takes a look at the teachings and writings of Nelson Mandela.

Five filmmaker teams interpreted a selection of Nelson Mandela’s quotes, shooting and editing five short narrative films. Special guest contributor and world-renowned photojournalist, Steve McCurry also translated Mandela’s words into images, creating a specially curated photography exhibition that will open on 18 July 2015 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

“As a Maison rooted in the culture of writing, we are delighted to see the extraordinary words of one of modern history’s most inspiring figures interepreted in film,” explains Jerome Lambert, Montblanc International CEO.