The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (DVD)
Take a look at the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela and his quest for a nation's freedom. Get a authentic and extremely intimate insight into Mandela's character, leadership and he transformed in prison from a risk-taking activist, into a political figure.
Packed full of intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, along with his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, this documentary presents a unique analysis from Mandela's biographers, Richard Stengel and Anthony Sampson, determining what makes Mandela so special and his rare leadership qualities, whilst looking at what makes him so relatable to the ordinary person.
Mandela's whole life is packed into this two-hour biography starting at at his imperial upbringing in the rural Transkei where his values and attitudes were shaped by tradition and royal prerogative, to anecdotes about his self-discipline and guarded privacy from those who used to work with him, and quite early sense of his own historic destiny. The film goes onto look at Mandela's relationship with his wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela and chronicles Mandela's negotiations with the increasingly embattled white rulers of South Africa.