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Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa (1990)

In December 1989 Nelson Mandela's lawyer and Tony Hollingsworth of Tribute met to start planning an international broadcast event to mark Nelson's impending release. All plans had to be ... See full summary »

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In December 1989 Nelson Mandela's lawyer and Tony Hollingsworth of Tribute met to start planning an international broadcast event to mark Nelson's impending release. All plans had to be both secret and adaptable as the date of the release was not known at this stage. The objective was to provide a broadcast platform for Nelson to speak to the world - unedited. Fifty four days after his release Tribute broadcast a 4.5-hour event to 61 counties in which Nelson Mandela spoke live and unedited for 45 minutes - the longest-lasting furthest-reaching speech of all time. Written by Neil McCartney

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16 April 1990 (UK)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Where is the footage?
29 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I came here in search of the late great Lou Reed performing American Whale and Dirty Boulevard alas to no avail. The disturbing world of the media that manipulates everything we say see and do. I think this was one of the best concerts ever staged as a celebration of the release of the great Nelson Mandela after being incarcerated by the vicious South African Apartheid regime for over twenty five years. There was a sensational line up, Lou Reed Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, the fabulous Neville Brothers and so much more an absolute classic example of the vibrant cross section of the multicultural music of 1990, but for some reason there is no access. If you can ever find any footage of the show please let me know it would great to view it again Do you suppose that it has anything to do with it's political slant and the fact that right wing corporate organizations control everything we are allowed to watch, I question this so called free society we supposedly live in!


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