Mandela: Son Of Africa, Father Of A Nation

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Biography, History, Sociopolitical Documentary published by Others in 1996 - English narration

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Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation is the official film biography of the first democratically elected president of the racially united South Africa. "The struggle is my life," he wrote in a letter from underground on June 26, 1961. "I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days." More than anything else, Nelson Mandela is the living embodiment of the struggle for freedom by South Africa's blacks.

The Xhosa tribesman was trained to be a leader at Christian schools. He studied law in Johannesburg and helped found South Africa's first black law firm. He went on to become a forceful presence in the African National Conference (ANC). Freedom was the holy grail that compelled him to initiate nonviolent campaigns against the government's policy of apartheid. And when the ANC was banned, Mandela went underground and organized a nationwide strike.

The Academy Award-nominated documentary is a definitive chronicle of Africa's greatest freedom fighter. It goes beyond the milestone events that have characterized the life of a man who, after a 27-year imprisonment, won the Nobel Peace Prize and became president of his native country, South Africa; it 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. Mandela's quest for freedom for his people put a strain on his two marriages. During Mandela's 27 years in prison his second wife Winnie courageously stood her ground in the face of bannings, imprisonment, and eventual banishment to the village of Brandfut in 1977. Mandela's sister says of him in the film, "I realize he isn't ours. He belongs to the nation." This inspiring and edifying screen biography celebrates Mandela as a freedom fighter and a liberator - the father of a nation.

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  • Video Codec: DivX 5.2.1
  • Video Bitrate: ~1470 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 592x432
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio BitRate: 192 kbps
  • RunTime Per Part: 1 hr 57 mins (60+57)
  • Number Of Parts: 2
  • Part Size: 701 mb
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