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Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A documentary that chronicles the life of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela is probably best known for his 27 years of imprisonment, and for bringing an end to apartheid. But this film also sheds light on the little-known early period of Mandela's life, including his childhood, adolescence, career in law, and first marriage. In addition, we learn about Mandela's winning, resilient personality during those hard times -- and how it served to forge a man capable of liberating his country from racial oppression.
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PALMD3078

  • Critic Reviews
    "...An expansive chronicle of South African leader Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life....Well-shot and edited..."
    Variety

    "...Stirring....Skillfully assembled and enlivened by an intoxicating array of African music on the soundtrack, it conveys forcefully not merely the well-known evils of apartheid but also the astonishing strength and wisdom of Mandela..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...What a fascinating portrait this film paints of Mandela!....MANDELA delivers a powerful emotional charge..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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