Prince Harry to attend Gala Screening of ZULU
On 10th June 2014, Sentebale’s founding Patron, Prince Harry will join a host of well-known faces on the red carpet at the Odeon Leicester Square in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary premiere gala screening of ZULU. Celebrating 50 years since the first Royal premiere, the film has been digitally remastered and will be shown in the original wide screen format.
The film dramatizes the events at Rorke’s Drift between the British Army and the Zulu Battalions in January 1879, and tells the story of how 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded in a single action where 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded, fielded 4000 Zulu warriors.
ZULU is an exciting film, chronicling valour in the face of adversity, while touching the heart strings by retaining the pathos of human experience. The red carpet event will display the film as never seen before and will allow those attending to enjoy behind the scenes footage, entertainment from the Zulu choir, Amabutho, and from the Welsh Guards Male Voice Choir.
Organised by Suzannah Endfield Olivier, daughter of the director of ZULU, Cy Endfield, the event will benefit three partner charities; Sentebale, Walking With The Wounded and The David Rattray Memorial Trust. The three charities have been chosen in recognition of their work in Africa as well as with wounded servicemen and women.
Suzannah Endfield Olivier, Event Director, Zulu 50th Anniversary Premiere says; “ZULU is an iconic military film and we are thrilled to be launching the new digitally remastered version in celebration of its 50th Anniversary with viewers getting the rare opportunity to see it in its original wide screen format at the Odeon Leicester Square.”
Cathy Ferrier, CEO of Sentebale says; “We are delighted to be chosen as one of the charity partners for the Zulu 50th Anniversary Premiere. The money raised from the evening will allow us to provide healthcare and education to some of the most vulnerable children in the world.”