Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who joins the African National Congress in the 1940s when the law under the Apartheid system's brutal tyranny proves useless for his people. Forced to abandon peaceful protest for armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, Mandela pays the price when he and his comrades are sentenced to life imprisonment for treason while his wife, Winnie, is abused by the authorities herself. Over the decades in chains, Mandela's spirit is unbowed as his struggle goes on in and beyond his captivity to become an international cause. However, as Winnie's determination hardens over the years into a violent ruthlessness, Nelson's own stature rises until he becomes the renowned leader of his movement. That status would be put to the test as his release nears and a way must be found to win a peaceful victory that will leave his country, and all its peoples, unstained.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
When Nelson Mandela is released from prison on 11th February 1990, there is a Mercedes W140 waiting which was first manufactured in August 1991. See more »
I have walked a long walk to freedom. It has been a lonely road, and it is not over yet. I know that my country, was not made to be a land of hatred. No one is born hating another person because the color of his skin. People learn to hate. They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.
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Music By Chris Songxaka and Lyrics by Miriam Makeba
Performed By Nomfusi Gotyana
Published By Gallo Music Publishers (Pty) Ltd and Siyandisa Music (Pty) Ltd.
Courtesy Of Siyandisa Music (Pty) Ltd And The Zm Makeba Trust See more »
Excellent film. Must watch.
As a 37 year old white South African, who never really saw, felt or experienced Apartheid and the way SA was back then as I was too young, I now have a much better appreciation for all the suffering, discrimination and pain that was caused.
Nelson Madela gave up most of his adult life for a cause which has now come full circle and SA is now better off for it, mostly.
A powerful movie, that shows a man more passionate about equality and human rights than his own well being, and sadly at the detriment of his own family.
I strongly recommend every single South African to watch this movie, especially our current government!
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