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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) The documentary also has the voice of Justice de Wet.

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 exterior the courthouse (Old Synagogue in Pretoria)

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

Spear of the Nation : The Story of the African National Congress : [Filmography]

The history of the ANC is told, using historical film, recent news film and interviews with such people as Selby Msimang, Trevor Huddleston, Pallo Jordan, Oliver Tambo, Joe Slovo, Albertina Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki and Murphy Morobe. It includes archival film of the defiance campaign, the Congress of the People, the Treason Trial, Nelson Mandela as archive footage in an interview with ITN

Tereschuke, David

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 constraints, Winnie Mandela slowly developed a heroic public relations campaign that kept Nelson’s image alive, and the attention of the world on South Africa.

There are 4 parts in this series: 1. White Laager 2. Generations of Resistance 3. Winnie Mandela 4. Remember Mandela! Available from Villon Films

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 "third force" of right wing whites, the security forces' intervention in the fighting (Operation Iron Fist) and the relationship between Nelson Mandela and himself. Mr Mandela attacks government measures to curb the violence, threatens a possible withdrawal from the peace talks, comments on a possible meeting between Inkatha and the ANC, and responds to criticism of his wife, Winnie.

Harrison, David

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

Part of a trilogy : Beyond Hate, Facing Hate, Hate on Trial
Beyond 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 individuals and groups who are working to move beyond hatred to achieve tolerance and acceptance. Nelson Mandela participates in the documentary with Nadine Gordimer, Jimmy Carter, Valclav Havel, Eli Wiesel and others

International Cultural Programming

Let The People Decide : ANC Consultative Conference, December 1990 : [Filmography]

From the 14th to the 16th of December 1990, the ANC held its first National Consultative Conference since its unbanning and the return of its leaders from exile or prison. This video presents an overview of the discussions that took place over these three days, with extracts from meetings of the commissions; and plenary discussions on such issues as negotiations and the armed struggle, violence, and strategy and tactics. It includes contributions from the floor as well as from leaders such as Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Chris Hani, Jay Naidoo, K. Motlanthe, W. Mchunu, and J. Netshitenze. It presents details of some of the resolutions taken and ends with a tribute to long-time ANC President, Oliver Tambo.

Dworkin, Lawrence

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 Stadium on the 13 February 1990

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 newsworthy events of the South African apartheid era.

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, and who was responsible. It includes interviews with eyewitnesses, including Chris Hani, Cyril Ramaphosa and Ronnie Kasrils, and comments on the events by Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, and Oupa Gqozo.

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 the Biehl’s quest for self-discovery through meeting people with whom their daughter worked. There is a brief biographical profile of Amy Biehl. She was stunned by township poverty and greatly admired the liberation struggle leaders. On 25th August 1993 while taking a colleague home to Guguletu she was killed by PAC activists. News footage of her funeral and counter protests in support of my are shown. We meet her UWC colleagues; Allister Sparks; Robert Schrire; Chris Hani’s widow; the prosecutor and Nelson Mandela.

Diane Sawyer / Turning Point

Countdown To Freedom : Ten Days that Changed South Africa : [Filmography]

Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes rebirth of a nation in the days preceding Nelson Mandela's triumphant victory in South Africa's first free elections. Globalvision's Danny Schechter received an exclusive invitation from Nelson Mandela, giving him unique access to document history in the making.

Schechter, Danny

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 Richard Attenborough, Lonel Rogosin, Thomas Mogotlane, Andre Brink, Euzhan Palcy. Nelson Mandela in archive footage.

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 security prison for political prisoners who opposed the Apartheid regime. It was given the name "Devil's Island". A series of in-depth interviews with former Robben Island inmates including Mandela, Sisulu, Mbeki, Kathrada and Mlangeni, who managed to transform a seemingly hopeless situation into a positive experience.

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 episodes 4,5,6

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 when arrested outside Howick in 1962. The film is told through comrades and friends with re-enactments by Corin Redgrave with some poignant and some humorous stories .

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 populous countries in the world. Based on the book of the same title written by Jad Adams and Phillip Whitehead
Nelson Mandela appears as himself

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 choir, made up of students from across Canada, with performances by Cirque du Soleil and others, with a special surprise appearance by one Nelson Mandela's favourite singers - Dolly Rathebe. Broadcast live by CBC and SRC and via satellite to South Africa. Subsequently re-broadcast 4 times as part of CBC Newsworld's Christmas.

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 ethnic conflict and poverty. The film was screened at the UNAFF (United Nations Associations Film Festival) in 1999

Samizdat Films

American Masters : Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) : [Filmography]

American Masters was conceived in 1984 by Susan Lacy of Thirteen/WNET and first aired on American PBS in 1986. In this episode, Sydney Poitier describes his life, influences and stand for civil rights in both the USA and South Africa.Poitier first came to SA in 1951 to play the role of Rev. Msimangu in Cry The Beloved Country In 1996 he returned to play the role of Nelson Mandela in Mandela & De Klerk. Mandela appears in archive footage

Glass, Prudence

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 later. Nelson Mandela amongst many other luminaries appeared both as himself and in archive footage.
An edited version was released in 2000

Goodman, Roger

A Force More Powerful A Century of Non-Violent Conflict : [Filmography]

An Emmy nominated documentary series which explores non-violent power as a means of over coming oppression in the 20th century.
Narrated by Ben Kingsley, this series has generated an educational game as well as a book. With archival footage & interviews, this documentary tells how non-violent methods have toppled dictators. Nelson Mandela appears in archive footage

Zimmerman, Miriam

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 resources on which they depend for survival. In his travels through Kenya, Kevin also meets some people who are trying to reverse the cycle of poor health and environmental damage. Kevin's experience is crystallized into a letter that he writes to Nelson Mandela. Baba Mandela will take you through the Nairobi Slums, rural Kibwezi, Mt. Kenya, Lake Victoria and through the burning issues affecting Kenya.

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 the Los Angeles Premiere the film was introduced by Danny Glover.

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 the oppressed and was an important means of communication both underground and in prisons. Nelson Mandela appears in archive footage.

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 an effort to understand the era in which we are living. Nelson Mandela appears as himself as one of the commentators

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 come.Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

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 documentary illustrates is that a corporation can typically act destructively, without conscience just like a psychopath. It shows the profound effect this can have for the world and the uture and how courage, intelligence and determination can change a course of rampant damage. Nelson Mandela appears as himself with Winnie in archive footage
Written by Joel Bakan, based on his book ''The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power]

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 movies. Interviews with the characters who embodied Sophiatown are intercut with footage from the period. Nelson Mandela appears as himself

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 Transkei province and was crown by a Nobel Peace Prize. An unbelievable political life which contrasts with a dramatic personal life. Who is really Nelson Mandela? This film tries to answer this question, by setting Mandela's story back in the context of his country: South Africa.

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 of 40,000 people and broadcast to 2 billion worldwide.

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 interviews with members of the SA Intelligence Service. Nelson Mandela appears as himself and in archive footage

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 Christie and many other icons of history.

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 than 1,000 musicians performed at concerts broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
Nelson Mandela appears as himself.

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 work for the United Nations' anti-apartheid office. His stepson, film maker Thomas Allen Harris always imagined these young foot soldiers to be the desciples of Nelson Mandela. It was at Lee’s funeral at Bloefomtein in 2000 that Harris had an inkling of the life Lee and his comrades had led and he developed a new respect for Lee. This film is ultimately Harris’s journey of discovery.

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 concert and introduced by Elton John.

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 the power of individual will. Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

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 only in South Africa, but around the world as well.

Behind the headlines and away from the public eye, he is a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant and a respected mentor, and a man who touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time this story is being told, as a life of struggle, destiny and greatness is recalled and celebrated by those who knew him best and who worked with him in the quest to break the chains of oppression, taking us beyond the political and into the personal.

In the Time of Nelson Mandelais the story of a rich life, a record of comradeship, and a new glimpse into historical and personal facets of this great man's rise from an anonymous child to a world icon, restoring our faith in the power of change, and celebrating the man who shaped the destiny of a nation.

In the Time of Nelson Mandela features exclusive interviews with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada, Pik Botha, Dorothy Masuka, Nthato Motlana, Cyril Ramaphosa, Helen Suzman, Zolani Mkiva, Jessie Duarte, Francois Pienaar, Sydney Kentridge, Mac Maharaj, Christo Brand, Gill Marcus and John Samuel.

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 leader, an elder statesman and an exceptional human being. Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons takes the viewer on a journey behind the headlines and away from the public eye and looks at Mandela as a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant, a respected mentor, and a man who has touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time his complete story is being told – a life of struggle, humanity, destiny and greatness is recalled and celebrated by those who knew him best and who worked with him in the quest to break the chains of oppression, taking us beyond the political and into the personal. The program features exclusive interviews with politicians, close friends and comrades of Mandela, among who are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada, Pik Botha, Dorothy Masuka, Nthato Motlana, Cyril Ramaphosa, Helen Suzman, Zolani Mkiva, Jessie Duarte, Francois Pienaar, Sydney Kentridge, Mac Maharaj, Christo Brand and Gill Marcus.

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 the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Zindzi Mandela, youngest daughter of Nelson Mandela,

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 marriage...the ice-cream counter decision to face the death penalty...the moment when he was told of his mother and son's death on Robben Island...the moment PW Botha served him tea...or how he reacted to the girl who broke down at a Toronto school named in his honour. This captivating biography is replete with the adventure, mishap, fortune and inexhaustible resolve of a truly historic life. Project Mandela: In the late 1980s, Nelson Mandela stood alone against the apartheid state.This film reveals for the first time the torturous journey that Mandela undertook on behalf of the vast majority of South Africans. From 1977 to 1990, the apartheid government agonized over the release of Nelson Mandela. In recounting that process, Project Mandela grips like a political thriller. While Prime Minister PW Botha prevaricates over meeting Mandela in person, Mandela patiently seeks a meeting with Botha. The slow-brewing Project Mandela comes to fruition on 11 February 1990 when Mandela walks through the gates of Pollsmoor to freedom and into history.

Special Features:

BONUS DISC: The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa and Democracy: Written and narrated by Tom Carver; produced and directed by Jennifer Pogrund; Dewald Aukema, camera; Henion Han, editor; William Kentridge, associate producer.

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 what South Africans have coined "Mandela's miracle," a strategy that shepherded in a peaceful transition from apartheid to a democracy. It is driven by the notion that even the most terrible tyranny can be overcome through reconciliation, as both the oppressed and the oppressors need to be liberated from the vice-grip of prejudice and injustice. Additionally, we visit Clint Eastwood on the set of Invictus. His outsider's perspective finds in Mandela an exemplary hero who broke down an inhumane ideology after having been its most notorious victim: "a Biblical figure" whose wisdom will be a source of inspiration for future generations. He sums it up simply: "The world needs people like him." With Fikile Bam, George Bizos, Christo Brand, Arthur Chaskalson, Eddie Daniels, FW de Klerk, Morne du Plessis, Clint Eastwood, Edward Griffiths, Ahmed Kathrada, Mosiuoa "Terror" Lekota, Hennie Le Roux, Zindzi Mandela, Eunice Miya, Linga Moonsamy, Anne Munnik, Maria Ntuli, François Pienaar, Thembi Qondela, Albie Sachs, James Small, Rory Steyn, Joel Stransky, Desmond Tutu, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Adriaan Vlok, Helen Zille

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 Nobel Peace Prize winner to inspire so many. First aired on the Smithsonian Network in 2007

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 music born out of his inspirational journey is commented on by his closest friends, former exiled musicians, current international artists and community volunteers, who use music today to motivate and educate. Combining striking visuals with freedom songs, pop music and hip hop, "Music for Mandela" is a stirring tribute to the man himself and to the ultimate power of music.

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 evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

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 books. First hand interviews with family and friends deals with the crisis that became a cause when the Nationalist Party government refused to accept a coloured cricketer in the English team for the 1968/69 tour. This led to the beginnings of sport isolation for SA, but not before dirty tricks and collusions had erupted revealing the villainy of both governments, cricket associations and some individuals. Nelson Mandela appears as himself in archive footage.

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 John Matisonn investigates the forces and politics behind the ongoing violence and examines how de Klerk and Mandela have pushed through the peace process, detailing what has led both leaders to major compromises in their negotiations.

Harrison, David

Mandela's gun : [Filmography]

The film explores Nelson Mandela's military training in Algeria and Ethiopia. There are footage from across the continent. Documentary shows Mandela's travels and struggles as a young liberation fighter.

Irvin, John

A Life in Ten Pictures: Nelson Mandela

A Life In Ten Pictures is a major six-part series called that celebrates the life and legacy of six internationally-renowned figures – each of whom helped define the era they lived in and whose stories continue to resonate with audiences today. Each of the six films featured one extraordinary individual and brought their story to life through 10 compelling photographs.

BBC Studios

Mandela: The Lost Tapes

Mandela: The Lost Tapes, an inspiring story featuring rare, unheard audio of 20th-century icon Nelson Mandela. The documentary reveals never-before-heard audio from Stengel’s interviews with the Nobel Prize winner, freedom fighter, and former South African president. Hours of rare recordings detail the turning points of Mandela’s life, key moments that shaped a revolution and the man who was to bring freedom to his nation.
In this Audible Original, Stengel relives his intimate chats with Mandela, attempting to answer the questions ‘What made Nelson Mandela who he is?’ and ‘How can the rest of us be more like him?’
In Stengel’s own words: “It’s partly the story about how Mandela and I wrote his memoir, Long Walk to Freedom. But much more than that, it’s a story about our unusual friendship, my struggle to learn who Mandela really was, and my quest to understand what makes a human being great.”
Mandela: The Lost Tapes provides an intimate look at who Nelson Mandela was beyond his carefully curated public persona. Through Mandela’s own words, he reveals his extraordinary journey to becoming one of the greatest leaders in modern history.


1994 The Bloody Miracle, 2014.04.14: [Documentary]

A documentary made from personal accounts of South Africans who were involved and or affected by the 1992/1993 violence in the black townships of Katlehong , Thokoza and Vosloorus in the East Rand Gauteng and in Hammersdale, Imbali, and other areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa).

Boondoggle Films