Sobukwe: A Great Soul

Director: Mickey Dube
Country: South Africa
Year: 2013
Running Time: 100 min.
Language: English and various South African languages with English subtitles


Sobukwe: A Great Soul celebrates the life of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, restoring him to his rightful place as a leading figure in South African history. Despite his pivotal role in the struggle for liberation (and as the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress), there isn’t a single piece of archive of the man who was once one of the most watched, recorded, and popular political prisoners in the world. Even the current South African government has failed to recognize his place in history and the relevance of his message today. Mickey Madoda Dube’s film seeks to fill that gap, standing as a monument to a great man, a global visionary, teacher, political leader, philosopher, and humanist who was well ahead of his time, declaring his commitment to a “non-racial” society in a racist world by asserting that “there is only one race, the human race.”

About the Director

Mickey Dube

Also Known As: Mickey Madoda Dube

Biography: Mickey Madoda Dube is an international award winning Film, TV and TV Commercials Director/Producer. As a Fulbright Scholar at the notable USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, his films include documentaries, TV Drama, Reality shows, music, etc. Sobukwe: A Great Soul won the Amnesty International Documentary Award in 2013 and at SAFTAS 2013 Best Documentary Feature, Best Director Documentary Feature, Best Editor Documentary Feature and Best Factual Educational Entertainment Program.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Sobukwe: A Great Soul (2015).

Saints, Sinners and Settlers (1999);
A Walk in the Night (2000);
Imagine Afrika (TV Series – 2000);
Sobukwe: A Great Soul (2013);
One Humanity (2014).