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A behind the scene look at the new film: “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”. A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (Source: Pivot)

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Prev: 1x01 -- SPECIAL! (Dec/12/2013)

ìFreedom. It is an ideal for which I am prepared to die,î says 44-year-old Nelson Mandela just before he is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the South African government in Justin Chadwickís reverent but rousing Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The facts of Mandelaís influential work to end apartheid, from his early days as a lawyer in Johannesburg to his rise in the African National Congress, as well as his 27-year imprisonment and ultimate release and election as South African president, are well-known, and Chadwickís straightforward retelling of his story doesnít offer any new i...

Carl BeukesCarl Beukes
As Niel Barnard
Deon LotzDeon Lotz
As Kobie Coetzee
Gys De VilliersGys De Villiers
As President de Klerk
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
As Nelson Mandela
James BartlettJames Bartlett
As James Gregory
Naomie HarrisNaomie Harris
As Winnie Madikizela
Riaad MoosaRiaad Moosa
As Ahmed Kathrada
Tony KgorogeTony Kgoroge
As Walter Sisulu

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Drama | Educational | History
Status: New Series
Network: pivot ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 12, 2013
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