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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Excellent biographical account of Malcolm X’s life featuring Denzel Washington. Lee did certain filming in Soweto and Nelson Mandela played the role of a Soweto School teacher Features Denzel Washington, Angela Basset
A documentary by one of South Africa’s pioneering filmmakers on the life and political career of Nelson Mandela in his fight against apartheid, including interviews with persons who have known him well and footage of some of the significant newsworthy events of the South African apartheid era.
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 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
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.
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.
Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes rebirth of a nation in the days preceding Nelson Mandela's triumphant victory in South Africa's first free elections. Globalvision's Danny Schechter received an exclusive invitation from Nelson Mandela, giving him unique access to document history in the making.
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
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.
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 .
50,000 school children attended the Skydome in Toronto for the launch of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund . Hosted by Juliette Powell and Paul Gross. with an address by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and performances by the Ubuntu children's choir, made up of students from across Canada, with performances by Cirque du Soleil and others, with a special surprise appearance by one Nelson Mandela's favourite singers - Dolly Rathebe. Broadcast live by CBC and SRC and via satellite to South Africa. Subsequently re-broadcast 4 times as part of CBC Newsworld's Christmas.
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
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
A selection of 100 of the most influential people from various walks of life make up this documentary series. A tour through history and the leaders, artists, thinkers who have shaped the last millenium
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
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.
American Masters was conceived in 1984 by Susan Lacy of Thirteen/WNET and first aired on American PBS in 1986. In this episode, Sydney Poitier describes his life, influences and stand for civil rights in both the USA and South Africa.Poitier first came to SA in 1951 to play the role of Rev. Msimangu in Cry The Beloved Country In 1996 he returned to play the role of Nelson Mandela in Mandela & De Klerk. Mandela appears in archive footage
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.
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.
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.
An Emmy nominated documentary series which explores non-violent power as a means of over coming oppression in the 20th century. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, this series has generated an educational game as well as a book. With archival footage & interviews, this documentary tells how non-violent methods have toppled dictators. Nelson Mandela appears in archive footage
Series from 1997 to 2006 Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed. The episode on ex Spice Girl Gerry Haliwell , features Nelson Mandela in archive footage
Award winning documentary exploring the role of music in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Told through interviews and archive footage, the film tells a chronological history of the struggle and the way music was used . Songs united the oppressed and was an important means of communication both underground and in prisons. Nelson Mandela appears in archive footage.
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.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
The Treason Trial following the raid at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Nelson Mandela and the surviving trialists, including members of the defence and the prosecution, as well as insightful interviews with members of the SA Intelligence Service. Nelson Mandela appears as himself and in archive footage
This documentary celebrates the achievements of today’s black role models by connecting them with those black icons who have gone before them. Nelson Mandela appears as himself and the programme features Desmond Tutu, Maya Angelou, Linford Christie and many other icons of history.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.