Follows Nelson Mandela, from his early protests against racial discrimination, to his election as South Africa's first Democratically elected leader.

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Follows Nelson Mandela, from his early protests against racial discrimination, to his election as South Africa's first Democratically elected leader.

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This was culled from over 200 hours of original footage and 100 hours of archive material. It was made with the complete co-operation of Nelson Mandela. See more »

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23 April 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting but glossy bio, with great music and some peculiar details. Mandela himself, describing the teenage group circumcision rites, made my hair stand on end. It also describes how his marriages were splintered by his political pursuits. But overall it's a little too feel-good to be extremely valuable. If you don't know his story, watch this to see how a strong ego tempered with gentility can save a stressed-out country.


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