Collection 328 - Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe

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Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe


  • 1961 - 1988 (Creation)

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approx. 33 items

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Collection of film and video recordings consisting of distribution prints and master materials (negatives, rushes, sound tracks and trims). The subjects covered include:
Nelson Mandela's early views on the objectives of the ANC and the liberation struggle. The reception given to Mandela's rejection of the regime's offer of conditional release, read by his daughter Zindzi to a vast gathering in Soweto on 10 February 1985. Commentary from activists and family members, including Winnie Mandela. Prison conditions on Robben Island including Mandela's cell, the daily routine of hard labour, diet in prison, isolation and Mandela's transfer to Pollsmoor Prison in 1985. The impact of international campaigns for the release of Mandela, including footage of the Free Mandela Campaign Concert held at Wembley Stadium in celebration of his 70th birthday.
The collection also includes interviews with Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Andrew Masondo, Jacob Zuma, Indres Naidoo, Philip Mathews, Mary Benson, Barbara Harmel and Barry Feinberg.
It consists of both completed productions and raw footage.

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UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives

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Titles include:
* Nelson Mandela Interview (1961)
* Generations of Resistance (1980)
* Portrait of Nelson Mandela (1980)
* The Anvil and the Hammer (1985)
* I Shall Never Lose Hope: The Mandela Family - A Life of Resistance (1985)
* Frieheit fur Nelson Mandela (1986)
* Sounds for Mandela (1986)
* Free Mandela (1988)

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