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Panorama : The Rivonia Trial [The] : [Filmography]

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) T...

Day, Robin

Isitwalandwe : The Story of the Freedom Charter : [Filmography]

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 e...

Shall Never Lose Hope : [Filmography]

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.

Serfontein, Hennie & Anli

Winnie Mandela : [Filmography]

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 c...

Davis, Peter

Facing The Unthinkable : [Filmography]

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 "t...

Harrison, David

Bill Moyers : Beyond Hate, Facing Hate, Hate on Trial : [Filmography]

Part of a trilogy : Beyond Hate, Facing Hate, Hate on TrialBeyond 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 individ...

International Cultural Programming

Ulibambe Lingashoni : Hold Up The Sun : [Filmography]

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 Stad...

Nathan, Jeremy

Nelson Mandela : The Struggle Is My Life : [Filmography]

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 newswo...

Ngakane, Lionel

Children of Africa : [Filmography]

An organization founded in 1991 this is a music documentary incorporating many luminaries including Hugh Masakela, Issac Hayes, Nelson Mandela as himself

Powell, Aubrey

Bisho : The Story Behind the Massacre : [Filmography]

On 7th September 1992, thousands of people marched to Bisho to demand free political activity in the Ciskei. Troops opened fire on the crowd, killing 29 and injuring 300. The documentary shows footage of the massacre, explaining what happened, why...

Makgetla, Zeph

The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa & Democracy : [Filmography]

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.

Pogrund, Jennifer

Inside The Struggle: The Amy Biehl Story : [Filmography]

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 t...

Diane Sawyer / Turning Point

In Darkest Hollywood : [Filmography]

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...

Riesenfeld, Daniel

Voices From Robben Island : [Filmography]

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 secur...

Low, Adam

Many Faces of Death : 8 part documentary series [The] : [Filmography]

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 ep...

PIF Films International

Prisoners of Hope: Robben Island Reunion : [Filmography]

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.

Schechter, Danny

Man Who Drove With Mandela [The] : [Filmography]

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...

Gevisser, Mark

Anne Frank Remembered : [Filmography]

Winner of both an Oscar and Emmy award, this documentary on holocaust victim Anne Frank features Nelson Mandela as archive footage

Blair, Jon

Dynasty : The Nehru-Gandhi Story : [Filmography]

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 po...

WGBH/Boston for Brook Associates/London

Mandela and the Children : Mandela at Skydome : [Filmography]

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 ...

Rooney, Robert

Apartheid Did Not Die : [Filmography]

Journalist John Pilger discusses economic apartheid, attempts at reconciliation and what reconciliation meant to people. Includes interview with Mandela.

Lowery, Alan

Television : [Filmography]

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 e...

Samizdat Films

ABC 2000 The Millenium : [Filmography]

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 l...

Goodman, Roger

Baba Mandela : [Filmography]

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 reso...

Milani, Riccardo

The Beatles Revolution : [Filmography]

Celebrities explain how the Beatles who only appear in archive footage influenced their lives. Nelson Mandela appears in archive and is uncredited

Bednar, Rudy

Fidel : The Unknown Story : [Filmography]

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 t...

Bravo, Estela

HBO First Look : [Filmography]

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

Harper, Wiliam

South African Freedom Day Concert On The Square : [Filmography]

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.

Gregory, Tony

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony : [Filmography]

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 ...

Hirsch, Lee

Les Dix : [Filmography]

Nelson Mandela appears as himself in this documentary where interviews are conducted with Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro

Goupil, Sophie

XX1 Century : [Filmography]

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...

Kronprins Af Tiden : [Filmography]

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 c...

Hagen Petersen, Claus

Corporation [The] : [Filmography]

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 documen...

Bakan, Joel

Sophiatown : [Filmography]

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 ...

Lamche, Pascale

Nelson Mandela : Au nom de la liberté

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 T...

Calmettes, Joel

Nelson Mandela Aids Day Concert: The Event : [Filmography]

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 ...

Accused # 1: Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

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 intervie...

Lamche, Pascale

Out of Africa : Heroes and Icons : [Filmography]

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 Christi...

Lester, Adrian

Live 8 : [Filmography]

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 ...

Hopkins, Nick

Shot That Shook The World [The] : [Filmography]

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

Polletta, Gabriella

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela [The] : [Filmography]

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 wo...

Allen-Harris, Thomas

Concert For Diana : [Filmography]

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 ...

Fraser Crook, Janet

Darling! The Pieter Dirk Uys Story : [Filmography]

South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys allowed writer/director Julian Shaw into his inner world. The result is a startling document of Pieter's work educating school children about their country's greatest threat, HIV/AIDS, and...

Productions, Greenlight

In the Time of Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

In the Time of Nelson Mandela is a celebration of former president on SABC2. The programme which screens Friday 18 July, and Saturday 20 July, to celebrate the year of his 90th birthday, Nelson Mandela remains a man at the centre of attention, not...

Mandela's life story : [Filmography]

Overview of Mandela's life story. Commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for Mandela's 90th birthday. It was made available on the NMF website, and distributed to various SA embassies abroad.

Imani Media

Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons : [Filmography]

Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons looks back over his epic life and his status as an international icon. In his ninetieth year he still remains a man at the center of attention, not only in South Africa, but around the world as a moral l...

Videovision Entertainment

Mandela : [Filmography]

Documentary produced to co-incide with the launch of "Conversations with Myself". A biographical sketch of Mandela with reference to primary archival sources. Bob Simon narrates the story and interviews Verne Harris, Chief Archivist at t...

Magratten, Drew

Nelson Mandela - From Freedom To History : [Filmography]

3 Disc Set. "Life & Times: Nelson Mandela chooses from the many truly extraordinary intimate epiphanies of his life: Whether its the silent walk with his mother to the Royal Kraal as a nine-year old...or the fiery end to his first marriag...

Reconciliation - Mandela's Miracle : [Filmography]

Once considered a "terrorist," Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation. Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle details the events that lead up to ...

Wilson, Michael Henry

Lives That Changed The World: Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

This profile on South African president Nelson Mandela tells the legendary leader's inspiring tale from the beginning, detailing his work as an activist, his 27 year imprisonment, and his ascension to the seat of political power that led the ...

Pequeneza, Nadine

Music for Mandela : [Filmography]

"Music for Mandela" explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, to his release, to the present day celebrations of his legacy, the mus...

Bourke, Jason

Dear Mandela : [Filmography]

Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to ...

Nizza, Christopher

Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute : [Filmography]

Wembley Stadium Concert featuring greats from music, comedy and film to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday. The 10 hour concert was broadcast for the full duration by BBC 2. Penguin Books published The Nelson Mandela Concert Book.

Hollingworth, Tony

Not Cricket : The Basil de’Oliveira Conspiracy : [Filmography]

In the 1960s, South African cricketer Basil de’Oliveira, classified as coloured in apartheid South Africa, created a crisis in South African politics when he was noticed by cricket writer/broadcaster John Arlott and thrust into cricket history boo...

Yule, Paul

Apartheid’s Last Stand : [Filmography]

Avery Brooks narrates this documentary which explains Mandela’s decision to transform Robben Island from an apartheid icon to a multi-racial emblem for peace

Gavshon, Ingrid

Frontline: Apartheid’s Last Stand : [Filmography]

Three years after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, talks between Mandela's African National Congress and the government of President FW de Klerk show signs of reaching an agreement that will end apartheid. Frontline correspondent Jo...

Harrison, David