Tutu film hits the big screen next month

The film traces Tutu’s life from a township in Klerksdorp to becoming a recognised human rights activist.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A film depicting the life of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will hit the big screen next month.

The 82-year-old Nobel Laureate is known worldwide for his outspoken views against all forms of discrimination.

Children of the Light traces Tutu's life from a township in Klerksdorp to becoming a globally recognised human rights activist.

The film premiered in Monaco in June.

It focuses on the role Tutu played in bringing about South Africa's peaceful transition to democracy.

The film also showcases the work of five young other activists who were inspired by the Archbishop, who are now creating social change in their own communities.