Nelson Mandela - From Freedom to History [DVD]
Nelson Mandela - From Freedom to History includes, The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, Projek Mandela and bonus disc Mandelas Last Mile Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa before becoming the country s first black president. Mandela was a prison-bound martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism. Fondly referred to as Madiba , a nickname taken from his clan, Nelson Mandela was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize and accepted the award of behalf of his fellow South Africans. In a life that symbolizes the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, Mandela has sacrificed much and has come to be revered as South African s best known and most revered hero. Life & Times: Nelson Mandela chooses from the many truly extraordinary intimate epiphanies of Mandela s life: Whether its the silent walk with his mother to the Royal Kraal as a nine-year old...or the fiery end to his first marriage...the ice-cream counter decision to face the death penalty...the moment when he was told of his mother and son s death on Robben Island...the moment PW Botha served him tea...or how he reacted to the girl who broke down at a Toronto school named in his honour. This captivating biography is replete with the adventure, mishap, fortune and inexhaustible resolve of a truly historic life. Projek Mandela: In the late 1980s, Nelson Mandela stood alone against the apartheid state.This film reveals for the first time the torturous journey that Mandela undertook on behalf of the vast majority of South Africans. From 1977 to 1990, the apartheid government agonized over the release of Nelson Mandela. In recounting that process, Project Mandela (Project Mandela) grips like a political thriller. While Prime Minister PW Botha prevaricates over meeting Mandela in person, Mandela patiently seeks a meeting with Botha. The slow-brewing Project Mandela comes to fruition on 11 February 1990 when Mandela walks through the gates of Pollsmoor to freedom and into history. BONUS DISC: The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa and Democracy: Written and narrated by Tom Carver; produced and directed by Jennefer Pogrund; Dewald Aukema, camera; Henion Han, editor; William Kentridge, associate producer.
Running Time: 200 minutes
Region: All Regions
Release Date: 17/05/2010
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