Nelson Mandela – The Journey is a 5 part series
Part 1 – Country
The unique story of Nelson Mandela’s early years. Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Mandela is adopted by Themburoyalty 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.
Part 2 – City
The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fight to topple apartheid. The programme charts the events that began one of the most legendary civil rights campaigns of the 20th century.
Part 3 – Rivonia
A compelling account of Nelson Mandela’s secret life in the underground as he spearheads the anti apartheid movement in an increasingly volatile political climate: Of the circumstances behind the decision to launch an armed struggle and his eventual capture and trial, which led to life imprisonment
Part 4 – Prison
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 Africa.
Part 5 – President
A fascinating film revisiting the seminal moment in global politics that captured the imagination of the world. Th events that transpire as Mandela triumps over gruelling political negotiations, widespread violence and personal tragedy to become South Africa’s first black president.
Director: Chris Nicklin
Producer: Chris Nicklin
Runtime: 5 x 52 min
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