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Palm World: Voices of Mandela

Offering an intimate look at one of the world’s most revered human rights figures from his childhood to his election as South Africa’s first black president, the feature-length film produced by Jonathan Demme was nominated for the 1997 Academy Award for Best Documentary. A 26-track CD soundtrack includes South African legends Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg & Saluki, Vusi Mahlasela, The Manhattan Brothers, Brenda Fassie and many more. The 48-page book and National Geographic Map chronicle the political and cultural history of South Africa.

Palm World Voices: Mandela includes:

48-page Book
Telling the compelling story of the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is a beautiful, 48-page book filled with dozens of photos and art images, and an essay by acclaimed British journalist Robin Denselow.

20” X 30” Poster Map exclusively created by the National Geographic Society

About Palm World Voices
Exploring contemporary music and culture from musically rich areas of the globe, each release in the Palm World Voices series features a 60 minute DVD of music and beautiful contextual footage, a full-length CD, an essay booklet filled with history and information on each region, and an exclusively-designed 20” x 30” poster map created by The National Geographic Society to enhance the visual knowledge of the region.
Palm World Voices: Mandela

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DVD: Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation

A Captivating view of the indomitable spirit if one of the world’s most fascinating figures, this full-length documentary follows Nelson Mandela from his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa’s first black president. Providing insights into his early life, the film takes us through Mandela’s childhood, adolescence, career in law and first marriage. Mandela is an absorbing look at the courageous life, tribulations and fortitude of Mandela the leader, while never forgetting the engaging and charismatic spirit of Mandela the man. Film features exclusive interviews and narration from Mandela himself.

Directed by Jo Menell and Angus Gibson and produced by Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon and Jo Menell.

Total Run Time: 118 minutes

Menell, Jo

Dulcie: Du cap a paris, enquete sur i'ssassinat dúne militante anti-apartheid

En 1988, à la veille de l’élection présidentielle, François Mitterrand est à l’Élysée, Jacques Chirac à Matignon. Dans ce contexte de cohabitation entre la gauche et la droite, l’assassinat de Dulcie September, 52 ans, est hautement symbolique. La représentante de l’ANC en France est abattue deux ans avant la libération de Nelson Mandela et six ans avant l’élection de ce dernier à la présidence sud-africaine, le 9 mai 1994. Dulcie September a-t-elle été éliminée dans le cadre d’une action d’' escadrons de la mort ' sud-africains alors actifs en Europe, ou bien a-t-elle été spécifiquement ciblée parce qu’elle en savait trop sur le contournement de l’embargo dans le domaine de l’armement et du nucléaire ? Derrière l’assassinat de Dulcie September se dessine un véritable polar géopolitique...

Collombat, Benoît

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