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Mandela : [Filmography]

Danny Glover was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Mandela. Alfre Woodard played Winnie Mandela. With little real biographical notes, the script covers from 1948 to 1987, and shows the young Mandela as lawyer and fervent anti-apartheid activist, Mandela is jailed in 1962 and passes the cudgels of activism to his wife Winnie, who despite persecution from apartheid authorities perseveres in her cause.

Filmed on location in Zimbabwe and released the same year as Cry Freedom, (the Biko story) the film was criticized as one dimensional and over simplified but certainly moving

Saville, Phillip

Ordinary People: A Day With the President : [Filmography]

According to Keyan Tomaselli, The Amy Biehl story is an excellently made production which appeals emotionally to viewers in its quest to understand the nature of conflict in South Africa, and why Biehl became a victim. The film becomes the Biehl’s quest for self-discovery through meeting people with whom their daughter worked. There is a brief biographical profile of Amy Biehl. She was stunned by township poverty and greatly admired the liberation struggle leaders. On 25th August 1993 while taking a colleague home to Guguletu she was killed by PAC activists. News footage of her funeral and counter protests in support of Amy are shown. We meet her UWC colleagues; Allister Sparks; Robert Schrire; Chris Hani’s widow; the prosecutor and Nelson Mandela.

Gavshon, Harriet

Anne Frank Remembered : [Filmography]

Winner of both an Oscar and Emmy award, this documentary on holocaust victim Anne Frank features Nelson Mandela as archive footage

Blair, Jon

Dynasty : The Nehru-Gandhi Story : [Filmography]

The story of the Nehru and Gandhi families and their quest to lead India to peace and prosperity. This in-depth, insightful program chronicles the dynasty established by the Nehrus and their long lasting influence on one of the largest and most populous countries in the world. Based on the book of the same title written by Jad Adams and Phillip Whitehead
Nelson Mandela appears as himself

WGBH/Boston for Brook Associates/London

Baba Mandela : [Filmography]

Kevin Kariuki is a 10-year-old boy who lives on the streets of Kibera, East Africa's biggest slum. He has never left the city, but in this movie he narrates his experience as he visits communities whose livelihood are destroying the very resources on which they depend for survival. In his travels through Kenya, Kevin also meets some people who are trying to reverse the cycle of poor health and environmental damage. Kevin's experience is crystallized into a letter that he writes to Nelson Mandela. Baba Mandela will take you through the Nairobi Slums, rural Kibwezi, Mt. Kenya, Lake Victoria and through the burning issues affecting Kenya.

Milani, Riccardo

Fidel : The Unknown Story : [Filmography]

Well received documentary on Fidel Castro which covers 40 years of his life. The film contains previously unseen archive footage and interviews with many prominent people including Nelson Mandela, Harry Belafonte, Ted turner and Alice Walker. At the Los Angeles Premiere the film was introduced by Danny Glover.

Bravo, Estela

Kronprins Af Tiden : [Filmography]

Documentary about Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, portraying his childhood and teenage years, and highlighting his professional career. Includes voxpop on 'Strøget' in Copenhagen where Danes give their opinion about their King to come.Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

Hagen Petersen, Claus

Sophiatown : [Filmography]

The story of Sophiatown, a freehold township which was raised to the ground by the apartheid government in the 50s. Sophiatown embodied jazz, politics, the great intellects and of course, gangsters who adopted their style and names from Hollywood movies. Interviews with the characters who embodied Sophiatown are intercut with footage from the period. Nelson Mandela appears as himself

Lamche, Pascale

Nelson Mandela : Au nom de la liberté

Nelson Mandela is a legend. A icon. A name. Nowadays, 90 year-old Mandela has no longer any official responsibilities, and he devotes a lot of time fighting against AIDS through his foundation. His life became a destiny. It began in a village of Transkei province and was crown by a Nobel Peace Prize. An unbelievable political life which contrasts with a dramatic personal life. Who is really Nelson Mandela? This film tries to answer this question, by setting Mandela's story back in the context of his country: South Africa.

Calmettes, Joel

A South African Love Story: Walter and Albertina Sisulu : [Filmography]

Based on the book "Walter and Albertina Sisulu - in our lifetime" this documentary traces their lives, their courtship, political involvement and imprisonment and the extended Sisulu family. Nelson Mandela, Ruth Mompati, Anthony Sampson and Ahmed Kathrada are some of the people interviewed.

Strasburg, Toni

Live 8 : [Filmography]

Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005 in the G8 States and the South Africa, timed to precede
the G8 Summit held at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. The concert also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid.
More than 1,000 musicians performed at concerts broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
Nelson Mandela appears as himself.

Hopkins, Nick

Shot That Shook The World [The] : [Filmography]

As part of ITV’s 50th Birthday Celebration, a look back at 50 years of amazing news footage brought to Britain by by ITN News. Nelson Mandela appears in archive footage interviewed by Brian Widlake in 1962

Polletta, Gabriella

Nyhetsmorgon : [Filmography]

A Swedish Television news programme which began in 1992 and is still running. Nelson Mandela was a guest. In 2004. The particular episode was hosted by Malou Von Sivers

In the Time of Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

In the Time of Nelson Mandela is a celebration of former president on SABC2. The programme which screens Friday 18 July, and Saturday 20 July, to celebrate the year of his 90th birthday, Nelson Mandela remains a man at the centre of attention, not only in South Africa, but around the world as well.

Behind the headlines and away from the public eye, he is a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant and a respected mentor, and a man who touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time this story is being told, as a life of struggle, destiny and greatness is recalled and celebrated by those who knew him best and who worked with him in the quest to break the chains of oppression, taking us beyond the political and into the personal.

In the Time of Nelson Mandelais the story of a rich life, a record of comradeship, and a new glimpse into historical and personal facets of this great man's rise from an anonymous child to a world icon, restoring our faith in the power of change, and celebrating the man who shaped the destiny of a nation.

In the Time of Nelson Mandela features exclusive interviews with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada, Pik Botha, Dorothy Masuka, Nthato Motlana, Cyril Ramaphosa, Helen Suzman, Zolani Mkiva, Jessie Duarte, Francois Pienaar, Sydney Kentridge, Mac Maharaj, Christo Brand, Gill Marcus and John Samuel.

Invictus : [Filmography]

The story is based on the book by John Carlin "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation". As President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela took a personal interest in the South African rugby team (Springboks) playing in the rugby world cup that was held in South Africa in 1995. Morgan Freeman played Mandela and Matt Damon played Franscois Pienaar, Springboks' captain. It was nominated for two oscars.

Warner Brothers Pictures

Nelson Mandela - From Freedom To History : [Filmography]

3 Disc Set. "Life & Times: Nelson Mandela chooses from the many truly extraordinary intimate epiphanies of his 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. Project 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 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.

Special Features:

BONUS DISC: The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa and Democracy: Written and narrated by Tom Carver; produced and directed by Jennifer Pogrund; Dewald Aukema, camera; Henion Han, editor; William Kentridge, associate producer.

Mrs Mandela : [Filmography]

A film about one of the most extraordinary and controversial women in recent history. When Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison on 11th February 1990, the entire world saw Winnie Mandela walking at his side. MRS MANDELA, played by Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo, focuses on how Winnie survived the 27 years without him. Part triumph, part tragedy and an unravelling love story, the film charts Winnie Mandela's progress from innocent country girl to politicised fighter against apartheid, from adoring wife to revolutionary firebrand, and asks the question: was she a saint or sinner... Cast: Sophie Okonedo, David Harewood, David Morrissey

Baptiste, Madonna

Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute : [Filmography]

Wembley Stadium Concert featuring greats from music, comedy and film to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday. The 10 hour concert was broadcast for the full duration by BBC 2. Penguin Books published The Nelson Mandela Concert Book.

Hollingworth, Tony

Hero For All: Nelson Mandela’s Farewell : [Filmography]

Chronicles Nelson Mandela's 1998 farewell tour through the United States and Canada before he stepped down as President. Also explores his painful divorce from Winnie and finally a happy relationship and marriage to Graca Machel. The film reflects how Mandela became a global hero through his message of reconciliation.

Isitwalandwe : The Story of the Freedom Charter : [Filmography]

Documentary on the South African Freedom Charter. Contains archive footage and interviews, including footage secretly filmed by Ike Rosenberg on the last day of the Treason Trial in 1961, of Nelson Mandela inside the courthouse and a shot of him exterior the courthouse (Old Synagogue in Pretoria)

Winnie Mandela : [Filmography]

During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her own right. Under enormous constraints, Winnie Mandela slowly developed a heroic public relations campaign that kept Nelson’s image alive, and the attention of the world on South Africa.

There are 4 parts in this series: 1. White Laager 2. Generations of Resistance 3. Winnie Mandela 4. Remember Mandela! Available from Villon Films

Davis, Peter

Nelson Mandela : Free At Last! : [Filmography]

Hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this documentary chronicles Mandela’s story against the backdrop of the fight against apartheid, the negotiations and his eventual triumph on the world stage.

Schechter, Danny

Viva Mandela : [Filmography]

Narrated by Kenneth Kaunda, this documentary relates Mandela’s battle against apartheid. Historical footage and top musicians perform and give comment.

Stylianou, Jane

Facing The Unthinkable : [Filmography]

David Dimbleby interviews F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela on the eve of De Klerk's departure for the United States (September 1990). De Klerk is asked about the violence between Inkatha and ANC supporters, the possible existence of a "third force" of right wing whites, the security forces' intervention in the fighting (Operation Iron Fist) and the relationship between Nelson Mandela and himself. Mr Mandela attacks government measures to curb the violence, threatens a possible withdrawal from the peace talks, comments on a possible meeting between Inkatha and the ANC, and responds to criticism of his wife, Winnie.

Harrison, David

Morning Britain : [Filmography]

ITV’s (Independent Television) breakfast programme which aired from 1983 to 1992 under a variety of hosts. Nelson Mandela was interviewed by Michael Parkinson.


Mandela In Boston : [Filmography]

A WGBH in depth news documentary for The Ten O’ Clock News. A news and public affairs programme which originated in 1976 and continued to air into 1991. This special showed preparations in Boston for Mandela’s visit and interviewed numerous individuals ranging from ex SA activists to academics.

Anderson, Juanita

The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa & Democracy : [Filmography]

Written and narrated by Tom Carver; produced and directed by Jennifer Pogrund; Dewald Aukema, camera; Henion Han, editor; William Kentridge, associate producer. Mandela's first trip to several African countries after his release.

Pogrund, Jennifer

Many Faces of Death : 8 part documentary series [The] : [Filmography]

The New York Times describes this documentary as an unblinking look at the bloody toll of a culture of brutality. It includes newsreel footage of riots, police brutality, assassinations and much more.
Nelson Mandela appears as archive footage in episodes 4,5,6

PIF Films International

The Beatles Revolution : [Filmography]

Celebrities explain how the Beatles who only appear in archive footage influenced their lives. Nelson Mandela appears in archive and is uncredited

Bednar, Rudy

South African Freedom Day Concert On The Square : [Filmography]

This 2001 concert held on Trafalgar Square in London celebrated the 7th anniversary of South Africa’s first free elections. 20,000 people joined Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair for a day of music and solidarity. A dvd of the event was released in 2002.

Gregory, Tony

Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

A two-hour documentary special produced for the CBC’s (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Life and Times. Mandela talks of his love of children, how apartheid affected him, facing the death sentence, how he survived prison, won over his enemies, and overcame prejudice. He also speaks about the pain of his marriage to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with whom he had two daughters. In an interview, Winnie talks about her first meeting with Mandela, the last time they were home together, and how she survived torture and scandal.

Benger, Robin

Drum : [Filmography]

Based on events in journalist Henry Nxumalo’s life (portrayed by Taye Diggs) the film explores life in Sophiatown and the famous magazine Drum. Nelson Mandela is a cameo played by actor Lindani Nkosi.

Filardi, Jason

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela [The] : [Filmography]

Benjamin Pule Leinaeng, or Lee, as everyone called him, had been among the first wave of exiles to leave South Africa in 1960. Lee dedicated his life to becoming a broadcast journalist in service of South African liberation, ultimately going to work for the United Nations' anti-apartheid office. His stepson, film maker Thomas Allen Harris always imagined these young foot soldiers to be the desciples of Nelson Mandela. It was at Lee’s funeral at Bloefomtein in 2000 that Harris had an inkling of the life Lee and his comrades had led and he developed a new respect for Lee. This film is ultimately Harris’s journey of discovery.

Allen-Harris, Thomas

District 6 homecoming of the elders : [Filmography]

Moegamat Tape of Woodstock talks to Dan Ndzabela (82) of Gugulethu in front of their new homes in District Six. District Six was established in the 1800s as a mixed community of freed slaves. The apartheid government declared District Six a whites-only area, forcefully removing an estimated 4 000 families from their homes in 1967. By 1982, about 100 000 people had been relocated to the Cape Flats, their former homes flattened by bulldozers.

Dan Ndzabela (82) of Gugulethu and Abduragman Cassiem (96) of Mitchells Plain are about to become neighbours again in District Six. District Six was established in the 1800s as a mixed community of freed slaves, labourers, immigrants and merchants.

The apartheid government declared District Six a whites-only area, forcefully removing an estimated 4 000 families from their homes in 1967. By 1982, about 100 000 people had been relocated to the Cape Flats, their former homes flattened by bulldozers. Mandela attends the home-coming ceremony

Paramoer, Eugene

Queen [The] : [Filmography]

After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.
A brilliant portrayal of Queen Elizabeth 2 by Helen Mirren. Nelson Mandela as himself in archive footage.

Frears, Stephen

Great Souls: Six Who Changed A Century : [Filmography]

A six part documentary series telling the stories of Nelson Mandela, Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, Elie Wiesle & Pope John Paul 2.
Nelson Mandela Man of Forgiveness was filmed across South Africa, telling the story of Mandela from childhood to his final emergence from Victor Verster Prison and his ascendance to the presidency

Ivy, Tom

Darling! The Pieter Dirk Uys Story : [Filmography]

South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys allowed writer/director Julian Shaw into his inner world. The result is a startling document of Pieter's work educating school children about their country's greatest threat, HIV/AIDS, and the power of individual will. Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

Productions, Greenlight

Reconciliation - Mandela's Miracle : [Filmography]

Once considered a "terrorist," Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation. Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle details the events that lead up to what South Africans have coined "Mandela's miracle," a strategy that shepherded in a peaceful transition from apartheid to a democracy. It is driven by the notion that even the most terrible tyranny can be overcome through reconciliation, as both the oppressed and the oppressors need to be liberated from the vice-grip of prejudice and injustice. Additionally, we visit Clint Eastwood on the set of Invictus. His outsider's perspective finds in Mandela an exemplary hero who broke down an inhumane ideology after having been its most notorious victim: "a Biblical figure" whose wisdom will be a source of inspiration for future generations. He sums it up simply: "The world needs people like him." With Fikile Bam, George Bizos, Christo Brand, Arthur Chaskalson, Eddie Daniels, FW de Klerk, Morne du Plessis, Clint Eastwood, Edward Griffiths, Ahmed Kathrada, Mosiuoa "Terror" Lekota, Hennie Le Roux, Zindzi Mandela, Eunice Miya, Linga Moonsamy, Anne Munnik, Maria Ntuli, François Pienaar, Thembi Qondela, Albie Sachs, James Small, Rory Steyn, Joel Stransky, Desmond Tutu, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Adriaan Vlok, Helen Zille

Wilson, Michael Henry

Music for Mandela : [Filmography]

"Music for Mandela" explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, to his release, to the present day celebrations of his legacy, the music born out of his inspirational journey is commented on by his closest friends, former exiled musicians, current international artists and community volunteers, who use music today to motivate and educate. Combining striking visuals with freedom songs, pop music and hip hop, "Music for Mandela" is a stirring tribute to the man himself and to the ultimate power of music.

Bourke, Jason

Dear Mandela : [Filmography]

Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

Nizza, Christopher

Panorama : The Rivonia Trial [The] : [Filmography]

Robin Day, reporting for the BBC’s Panorama programme was on hand on the final day of judgement. Footage exterior the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, still photographs of the accused, and an interview with Winnie Mandela (I shall never lose hope) The documentary also has the voice of Justice de Wet.

Day, Robin

Remember Mandela! : [Filmography]

This documentary was made in 1988 while Nelson Mandela was still serving a life sentence in a South African prison, convicted of planning a rebellion. It was a period of darkest repression, and Mandela’s role seemed to have diminished. By recording Mandela’s life in all its integrity, this documentary reaffirms his critical importance as the very symbol of resistance to white rule based on the moral authority of human rights.

It was a period of darkest repression, and Mandela. There are 4 parts in this series: 1. White Laager 2. Generations of Resistance 3.
Winnie Mandela 4. Remember Mandela. ms

Davis, Peter

Mandela In America : [Filmography]

His triumphant visit to the US 9 cities in 11 days soon after his release, providing Americans with memorable private and public moments

Schechter, Danny

Nelson Mandela : The Man & His Country : [Filmography]

Celebrates the historic release of Nelson Mandela. Film starts in his home town, traces his political career and follows his 27 years of imprisonment. Interviews with among others Rev. Jesse Jackson,James Michener, Coretta Scott-King and Winnie Madikizela Mandela

ABC News

Bill Moyers : Beyond Hate, Facing Hate, Hate on Trial : [Filmography]

Part of a trilogy : Beyond Hate, Facing Hate, Hate on Trial
Beyond Hate : chronicles the impact of hate on its victims, and probes its many dimensions. Moyers listens to those gripped by hatred and those victimized by it. He also focuses on individuals and groups who are working to move beyond hatred to achieve tolerance and acceptance. Nelson Mandela participates in the documentary with Nadine Gordimer, Jimmy Carter, Valclav Havel, Eli Wiesel and others

International Cultural Programming

Ulibambe Lingashoni : Hold Up The Sun : [Filmography]

A five part series tracing the history of the ANC from 1912 to 1990. Includes historical and contemporary footage and photographs and many interviews including Mandela and exerpts from his famous speech : Not The Kings and Generals at the FNB Stadium on the 13 February 1990

Nathan, Jeremy

Children of Africa : [Filmography]

An organization founded in 1991 this is a music documentary incorporating many luminaries including Hugh Masakela, Issac Hayes, Nelson Mandela as himself

Powell, Aubrey

Inside The Struggle: The Amy Biehl Story : [Filmography]

Synopses: According to Keyan Tomaselli, The Amy Biehl story is an excellently made production which appeals emotionally to viewers in its quest to understand the nature of conflict in South Africa, and why Biehl became a victim. The film becomes the Biehl’s quest for self-discovery through meeting people with whom their daughter worked. There is a brief biographical profile of Amy Biehl. She was stunned by township poverty and greatly admired the liberation struggle leaders. On 25th August 1993 while taking a colleague home to Guguletu she was killed by PAC activists. News footage of her funeral and counter protests in support of my are shown. We meet her UWC colleagues; Allister Sparks; Robert Schrire; Chris Hani’s widow; the prosecutor and Nelson Mandela.

Diane Sawyer / Turning Point

In Darkest Hollywood : [Filmography]

This two-part series examines the role of cinema in both supporting and attacking apartheid. It questions Hollywood’s commitment to racial stereo types and reluctance to depict black heroes. Among those appearing are: Lewis Nkosi, Zakes Mokae, Sir Richard Attenborough, Lonel Rogosin, Thomas Mogotlane, Andre Brink, Euzhan Palcy. Nelson Mandela in archive footage.

Riesenfeld, Daniel

Voices From Robben Island : [Filmography]

The film looks at the 400 year history of Robben Island from the seventeenth century to the present day. Robben Island began as a place of banishment for social outcasts, lepers and lunatics and in the nineteen sixties was turned into a high security prison for political prisoners who opposed the Apartheid regime. It was given the name "Devil's Island". A series of in-depth interviews with former Robben Island inmates including Mandela, Sisulu, Mbeki, Kathrada and Mlangeni, who managed to transform a seemingly hopeless situation into a positive experience.

Low, Adam

Prisoners of Hope: Robben Island Reunion : [Filmography]

Presents the reunion and conference for former South African political prisoners held at the Robben Island Prison. These survivors of the apartheid system relate their personal experiences at the prison and rekindle friendships formed there.

Schechter, Danny

Man Who Drove With Mandela [The] : [Filmography]

Nelson Mandela used to drive around as a chauffer meeting with people. The distinguished white man in the back of the car was Cecil Williams, a gay theatre direct and a member of the Communist Party who led a double life. Mandela was with Williams when arrested outside Howick in 1962. The film is told through comrades and friends with re-enactments by Corin Redgrave with some poignant and some humorous stories .

Gevisser, Mark

Apartheid Did Not Die : [Filmography]

Journalist John Pilger discusses economic apartheid, attempts at reconciliation and what reconciliation meant to people. Includes interview with Mandela.

Lowery, Alan

Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela: Mandela Accused # 1 : [Filmography]

Multiple and often conflicting views of Mandela as told by friends, allies & adversaries, This Emmy nominated (for research) documentary does not feature an interview with Mandela himself, rather, his story is told through the eyes of others. Transcripts can be downloaded from the website

Carlin, John

Television : [Filmography]

Director Lance Larson investigates the surprise victory of the National Party in the 1994 elections in the Western Cape where the whites do not hold the majority. The film also takes an investigative look at South Africa’s future with a focus on ethnic conflict and poverty. The film was screened at the UNAFF (United Nations Associations Film Festival) in 1999

Samizdat Films

ABC 2000 The Millenium : [Filmography]

An ambitious project hosted by Peter Jennings who remained on air for the full 23 hour broadcast, ABC had placed correspondents in every corner of the globe to project this news broadcast which began on the 31 December 1999 and finished 24 hours later. Nelson Mandela amongst many other luminaries appeared both as himself and in archive footage.
An edited version was released in 2000

Goodman, Roger

Mandela The Living Legend : [Filmography]

A two part documentary presented by David Dimbleby who had unprecedented access to Nelson Mandela. Mandela speaks openly about his personal life, the influence of his father and his life after the presidency. Many of his friends and colleagues were interviewed for this programme.

Allan, Dominic

Les Dix : [Filmography]

Nelson Mandela appears as himself in this documentary where interviews are conducted with Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro

Goupil, Sophie

XX1 Century : [Filmography]

A seven part documentary series designed to give context and perspective to events in the world since the 2000 USA presidential election and 09/11.
The film makers met with intellectuals, political observers, journalists, historians and analysts in an effort to understand the era in which we are living. Nelson Mandela appears as himself as one of the commentators

Corporation [The] : [Filmography]

An award winning Canadian documentary which examines the American legal decision that a business corporation is legally a person. A corporation has therefore become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. What the documentary illustrates is that a corporation can typically act destructively, without conscience just like a psychopath. It shows the profound effect this can have for the world and the uture and how courage, intelligence and determination can change a course of rampant damage. Nelson Mandela appears as himself with Winnie in archive footage
Written by Joel Bakan, based on his book ''The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power]

Bakan, Joel

Nelson Mandela Aids Day Concert: The Event : [Filmography]

On Saturday 29 November 2003, the Green Point stadium in Cape Town was the venue for the first 46664 concert to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela hosted contributing artists from all over the world performed in front of a live audience of 40,000 people and broadcast to 2 billion worldwide.

Legenden : Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

The documentary series Legenden (Legends) has been running on ARD Germany since 1997.
Nelson Mandela tells the story of a revolutionary with charisma and a man with a natural authority.

Sucher, Walter

Concert For Diana : [Filmography]

Filmed in Wembley Stadium and broadcast live, the concert was conceived by Diana’s sons to honour her life. A host of stars appeared and all proceeds went to Diana’s charities. A taped statement from Nelson Mandela was projected at the end of the concert and introduced by Elton John.

Fraser Crook, Janet

Mandela & De Klerk : [Filmography]

Based on events leading to the release of Nelson Mandela and the relationship between Mandela and De Klerk during the violence of 1990 to 1994. Makes good use of archive footage. Nelson Mandela portrayed by Sydney Poitier and F.W. De Klerk played by Michael Caine

Wesley, Richard

Zapiro:Drawing on Madiba : [Filmography]

Zapiro drawing cartoon of Mandela, includes Mandela Cartoon jiving and Mandela puppet. This is produced for the exhibition of cartoons on Mandela by Zapiro

Mandela : [Filmography]

Documentary produced to co-incide with the launch of "Conversations with Myself". A biographical sketch of Mandela with reference to primary archival sources. Bob Simon narrates the story and interviews Verne Harris, Chief Archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Zindzi Mandela, youngest daughter of Nelson Mandela,

Magratten, Drew

Lives That Changed The World: Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

This profile on South African president Nelson Mandela tells the legendary leader's inspiring tale from the beginning, detailing his work as an activist, his 27 year imprisonment, and his ascension to the seat of political power that led the Nobel Peace Prize winner to inspire so many. First aired on the Smithsonian Network in 2007

Pequeneza, Nadine

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom : [Filmography]

Screen adaptation of Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" with Idris Elba playing Mandela. Other cast members include Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Terry Pheto, Atandwa Kani and Lindiwe Matshikiza.

Chadwick, Justin

Rivonia-Prozeß, Der : [Filmography]

Feature film based on the Rivonia Raid, and subsequent trial, filmed with SA govt. assistance at Liliesleaf Farm. The role of Nelson Mandela was played by Simon Sabela.

Bretholz, Wolfgang

Not Cricket : The Basil de’Oliveira Conspiracy : [Filmography]

In the 1960s, South African cricketer Basil de’Oliveira, classified as coloured in apartheid South Africa, created a crisis in South African politics when he was noticed by cricket writer/broadcaster John Arlott and thrust into cricket history books. First hand interviews with family and friends deals with the crisis that became a cause when the Nationalist Party government refused to accept a coloured cricketer in the English team for the 1968/69 tour. This led to the beginnings of sport isolation for SA, but not before dirty tricks and collusions had erupted revealing the villainy of both governments, cricket associations and some individuals. Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

Yule, Paul

Frontline: Apartheid’s Last Stand : [Filmography]

Three years after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, talks between Mandela's African National Congress and the government of President FW de Klerk show signs of reaching an agreement that will end apartheid. Frontline correspondent John Matisonn investigates the forces and politics behind the ongoing violence and examines how de Klerk and Mandela have pushed through the peace process, detailing what has led both leaders to major compromises in their negotiations.

Harrison, David

Shall Never Lose Hope : [Filmography]

A film on the Mandela family. Includes interviews with Zinzi Mandela, Denis Goldberg and an extended interview with Winnie Mandela., including reading a letter from Nelson Mandela, then in Pollsmoor Prison.

Serfontein, Hennie & Anli

Spear of the Nation : The Story of the African National Congress : [Filmography]

The history of the ANC is told, using historical film, recent news film and interviews with such people as Selby Msimang, Trevor Huddleston, Pallo Jordan, Oliver Tambo, Joe Slovo, Albertina Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki and Murphy Morobe. It includes archival film of the defiance campaign, the Congress of the People, the Treason Trial, Nelson Mandela as archive footage in an interview with ITN

Tereschuke, David

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