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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (7-Sep-2013)

Director: Justin Chadwick

Writer: William Nicholson

Keywords: Drama, Biography, South Africa

Dramatized political biography tells the tale of Nelson Mandela's rise from peasant child through to freedom fighter and the first democratically-elected President of South Africa.

ABSTRACT
Renowned worldwide for his dedication to bringing social justice and a measure of racial equality to an African nation infamously beset by colonial-era challenges, South African activist and politician Nelson Mandela's life story is dramatized in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a character piece that paints a picture of how the freedom fighter grew from a peasant child in a rural village into his native land's first President elected by universal suffrage. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Idris Elba
Actor
6-Sep-1972   The Wire
Naomie Harris
Actor
6-Sep-1976   Pirates of the Caribbean

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