DVD Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation A Captivating view of the indomitable spirit of one of the world's most fascinating figures. Directed by Jo Menell and Angus Gibson and produced by Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon and Jo Menell. Total Running time: 118 minutes
Offering an intimate look at one of the world's most revered human rights figures from his childhood to his election as South Africa's first black president, the feature-length film produced by Jonathan Demme was nominated for the 1997 Academy Award® for Best Documentary.
A 26-track CD soundtrack includes South African legends Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg & Saluki, Vusi Mahlasela, The Manhattan Brothers, Brenda Fassie and many more. The 48-page book and National Geographic Map chronicle the political and cultural history of South Africa
CD Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation Original Soundtrack Evoking the rich and vibrant musical legacy of South Africa, with traditional Xhosa and Zulu folk songs, '50s township swing and jump blues, harmony trios and powerful protest songs of freedom.
Track List: 1 Robben Island Ambiance 2 Father of Our Nation - Jennifer Jones and Hugh Masekela 3 Childhood - Original Score 4 Sip N’ Fly - The African Jazz Pioneers 5 In The Queue - Original Cast Of The All African Jazz Opera “King Kong” 6 Yiyole The - Havana Swingsters 7 Pula Kgosi Seretse - The Skylarks 8 Ndenzeni Na? (What Have I Done?) - The Father Huddleston Band 9 Vuka Vuka (Get Up, Get Up) - The Manhattan Brothers 10 De Makeba - The Jazz Dazzlers 11 Lalelani - The Skylarks 12 Mandela-Madiba Original Score 13 Toyi Toyi Mix - The African National Congress Choir 14 Heavyweight - The Kalahari Surfers With Lesego Rampolokeng 15 Wars Of Old - Original Score 16 Asimbonanga (Mandela) (We Have Not Seen Him) -Johnny Clegg And Saluki 17 Family Theme - Original Score 18 Nelson Mandela - The Specials 19 Rest In Peace - Original Score 20 When You Come Back - Vusi Mahlasela 21 Transkei - Original Score 22 Guns And Pangas - The Kalahari Surfers With Shaun Naidoo 23 Sad Song - Original Score 24 Phansi Ngodlame - Babsy Mlangeni 25 Mmalo-We - Bayete And Jab Khanyile 26 Black President - Brenda Fassie
48-page Book Telling the compelling story of the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela is a beautiful, 48-page book filled with dozens of photos and art images, and an essay by acclaimed British journalist Robin Denselow.
Map 20” X 30” Poster Map exclusively created by the National Geographic Society
Rusty Bernstein's Papers includes personal correspondence to family and comrades, professional documentation relating to his career as an architect and inventor, and a large collection of writing, including drafts and material for his political biography Memory Against Forgetting as well as articles, essays and literature relating to prominent events in the liberation struggle (The 1946 Mine Workers Strike, The Freedom Charter and the Rivonia Trial). The collection also includes written material relating to his political career in the Communist Party and involvement with the ANC and as editor/contributor to journals like Fighting Talk and The African Communist and a lecture series given in Moscow to young militants of the ANC. Hilda Bernstein's papers include a series of journals dating from 1967 to 2001 and personal diaries written whilst in prison, and on travels throughout South Africa and Europe. A large part of the collection marks her involvement with women's rights and work for the ANC Women's League. There is also a considerable collection of art records documenting her career in London and Europe. The bulk of the collection is comprised of records relating to Hilda's extensive writings - books, articles and political literature. Of particular prominence is material collected for her most recent book The Rift, which captures the experiences of South African exiles. There is also a large collection of correspondence both personal and professional and political brochures relating to her position as City Councillor for the Communist Party in Johannesburg from 1943 to 1946.
The records kept by Hilda (viewed as 'evidence' of Hilda's activities) far outnumber those kept by Rusty. It would be misleading to presume that this is in any way a complete archive of the Bernstein's activities. On the contrary, there are large gaps. For example, there is very little in the collection relating directly to the Freedom Charter, in which Rusty played a major part in the organizing committee and was responsible for drafting the country-wide submissions that would become the Charter. Consideration should also be made for the possibility that Hilda is a more conscientious record keeper than Rusty was, or that due to persistent banning and arrest Rusty was forced to destroy evidence of his activities or resist the documentation of these activities. In truth, the reasons for the shape of this collection are too numerous and extensive to state. As it stands, the researcher can at best make this deduction - that Hilda's work and influence in the liberation struggle, particularly in the role assigned to woman, is vast and unique, and deserves attention beyond the shadow cast by Rusty's political career. In Hilda's case it is a matter of the biography that has yet to be written.
The personal papers of Govan Mbeki, including: Part one of the State’s concluding address at the Rivonia Trial. A memorandum concerning prison conditions on Robben Island. Nelson Mandela’s 1996 address to the British parliament. Supreme court: Govan Mbeki and Nelson Mandela Mandela visit to Tanzania 1990