Helen Henshaw

Helen Henshaw

Ms Henshaw has been an independent documentary producer/director/writer for over twenty years. Her documentaries include The Helena Story, a one-hour documentary on the vital role that this little town on the Mississippi River played in the development of the blues.

Director: The Legends of Madiba

legends of madiba

legends of madiba

(Canada/South Africa, 2003)The experience of Nelson Mandela’s favorite performers demonstrates the vital role that music plays in the face of racism and oppression. Magnetic Canadian/South African performer Lorraine Klaasen introduces us to these five remarkable Legends.They share their music and their experiences during the disruptive, violent years of apartheid. We learn how important music is in the life of South Africa, and how correct Mandela was when he said the Legends have a real “hunger to sing”.