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Afrikaans / English
Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 was celebrated around the world, as South Africa finally ended its brutal system of apartheid, which had denied black citizens the most basic civil rights. By the time of his death (the day this film premiered in London) Nelson Mandela was universally adored and respected, and stood as an icon for peace. Featuring British actor Idris Elba, this film recalls a time when Mandela was labelled a dangerous terrorist and jailed for sabotage, and follows his incredible, inspirational story through to his incarceration and triumphant release.
This resource supported the black history strand at the Into Film Festival
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
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A film guide that looks at Selma (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This touching and often harrowing drama tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Nelson Mandela and a racist prison guard.
14+ years 113 mins
The story of Steve Biko, killed in police custody in apartheid South Africa, and the friend determined to honour his name.
11+ years 151 mins
Oscar-winning biopic of the Indian civil rights leader starring Ben Kingsley in the title role.
7+ years 183 mins
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Reading time 7 mins
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Reading time 3 mins
The James Bond star is the latest to lend her support to Into Film.
Viewing time 10 mins
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