Mandela

Festival Guest African Feature

Int. Documentary Association PARE Lorentz award 1997

San Francisco Int. Film Festival – Silver Spire Film & Video – Biography 1997

Nominated: Academy Award – Best Documentary, Features 1997

This official film biography follows Nelson Mandela from his early days to his presidency, depicting South Africa and its turbulent years during apartheid control, which was brought to an end in 1994 with the nation’s democratic election of Mandela as president. Focus is placed on Mandela’s early education, his personal relationships, and his political activism for the African National Congress, which led to his 27-year imprisonment for sabotage.

Cape Town
V&A 4
Sat 2 June / 3pm + Q&A
Johannesburg
Bio
Sat 2 June / 3pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Angus Gibson, Jo Menell
Country:
South Africa
Year:
1996
Duration:
120 minutes

Guests

Jo Menell Director
Angus Gibson Director