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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

The struggle is my life : Press statement issued on 26 June 1961

  • ZA COM MR-S-009
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  • 26 June 1961
  • Part of Speeches

This statement, issued after the positive response to a three day strike, announces a second phase in the fight against Verwoerd, a country-wide campaign of non-cooperation, and announces a National Convention. It also explains his decision, in accordance with the advice of the National Action Council, to carry on his political work underground rather than leaving the country or giving himself up for arrest to a government he did not recognise.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

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

Hero For All

The DVD consists of a documentary on Nelson Mandela, the majority of which concerns his latter years as President and his retirement.

Singh, Anant

I am prepared to die : Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial

  • ZA COM MR-S-010
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  • 20 April 1964
  • Part of Speeches

In this, the opening of the Defence case, Mandela states that his experiences in South Africa and his pride as an African underlie his actions. He details how and why Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed and what its strategies were. He also responds to the allegations of the State one by one and includes an explanation of both his ideological influences and his ideals.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

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