Mandela (1997)

This provocative documentary reverently chronicles the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who played a key role in the abolishment of apartheid by becoming a symbol of the colonialist oppression of black… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 19, 1998
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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The importance of the events in Mandela's life have seemingly constrained the filmmakers and made some of the key moments feel heavy handed. Yet even so, the film does manage to convey the notion that a single human being can change the world

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's a powerhouse of a film: informative, powerful, moving, involving and inspirational with Idris Elba outstanding in the title role

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