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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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nelson Mandela : A Righteous Man : [Filmography]

Selected for the Brighton, Vancouver and Toronto Film Festivals, this documentary was made for The Cape Town Jewish Museum where it plays daily. Mandela gives insights into events which shaped his thinking. Numerous friends, colleagues and general public were interviewed and talk about Mandela as a source of inspiration and hope.

Gavshon, Ingrid

Viva Madiba - A hero for all seasons : [Filmography]

A celebration of Nelson Mandela’s epic life and his status as an international icon. In this, the year of his 90th birthday, he remains a man at the centre of attention, not only in South Africa, but around the world as a moral leader, an elder statesman and an exceptional human being.The film takes one on a journey behind the headlines and away from the public eye and looks at Madiba as a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant, a respected mentor, and a man who has touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time his complete story is being told - a life of struggle, humanity, 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. The programme features exclusive interviews with politicians, close friends and comrades of Madiba, among whom are 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 and Gill Marcus.

Spring, Helena

Mandela's life story : [Filmography]

Overview of Mandela's life story. Commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for Mandela's 90th birthday. It was made available on the NMF website, and distributed to various SA embassies abroad.

Imani Media

Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons : [Filmography]

Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons looks back over his epic life and his status as an international icon. In his ninetieth year he still remains a man at the center of attention, not only in South Africa, but around the world as a moral leader, an elder statesman and an exceptional human being. Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons takes the viewer on a journey behind the headlines and away from the public eye and looks at Mandela as a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant, a respected mentor, and a man who has touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time his complete story is being told – a life of struggle, humanity, 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. The program features exclusive interviews with politicians, close friends and comrades of Mandela, among who are 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 and Gill Marcus.

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