5 stunning new biographical documentaries casting new light on the life of one of the most reverred people of our time.
MANDELA: COUNTRY [1 x 52 mins]
The unique story of Nelson Mandela’s early years. Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after the death of his father. But the lure of the city is far more powerful than the prospect of an aristocratic lifestyle in the country, and Mandela flees to Johannesburg
MANDELA: CITY [1 x 52 mins]
The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fervent campaigning against apartheid. This programme charts the events that began one of the most legendary civil rights campaigns of the 20th century.
MANDELA: RIVONIA [1 x 52 mins]
A compelling account of Nelson Mandela’s secret life in the underground as he spearheads the antiapartheid movement in an increasingly volatile political climate. The circumstances behind his decision to launch an armed struggle and his eventual capture and trial, which led to life imprisonment.
MANDELA: PRISON [1 x 52 mins]
An uncompromising insight into the darkest days of Mandela’s life as he becomes the world’s most famous prisoner. Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South
MANDELA: PRESIDENT [1 x 52 mins]
A fascinating film revisiting that seminal moment in global politics that captured the imagination of the world. The events that transpire as Mandela triumphs over gruelling political negotiations, widespread violence and personal tragedy to become South Africa’s first black president.