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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.