To celebrate Nelson Mandela day some documentaries on dvd.

Long Walk of Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela In His Own WordsMandela The Man and His CountryOne Man

HISTORICAL ICONS: MANDELA – MAN OF VISION (E) 2013 £14.99
Documentary about South African anti-apartheid politician Nelson Mandela.

THE LONG WALK OF NELSON MANDELA (E) 2013 £17.99

This film examines the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela who spent over a quarter of a century in prison. Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for his role as leader of an anti-apartheid group. His release in 1990 marked a turning point in South African history; Mandela would go on to serve as president of the country from 1994 to 1997.

This documentary includes contributions from Mandela biographers Richard Stengel and Anthony Sampson and a number of figures close to the leader.

MEN OF PEACE (E) 2010 £19.99
Documentary about the lives and work of three influential men of peace: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. All three of these men faced tumultuous times and risked immense personal danger to promote their philosophy of peaceful, nonviolent protest against political injustice and tyranny.

NELSON MANDELA – THE FREEDOM FIGHTER (E) 2013 £19.99
Three documentaries tracing the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Films are: ‘The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela’, ‘Projek Mandela’ and ‘Mandela’s Last Mile’.

NELSON MANDELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS (E) 2008 £9.99
Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid in his native country. In this documentary, Mandela talks about his fight against racial segregation from the early days of the Rivonia Trial in 1963, through to his incarceration for 27 years on Robben Island, to his eventual freedom and the birth of a new nation.

MANDELA: THE MAN AND HIS COUNTRY (E) 2012 £9.99
This documentary relates his story and features interviews with leading civil rights activists and archive news footage.

ONE MAN: THE STORY OF NELSON MANDELA (E) 2012 £16.99
Documentary profile of the legendary South African leader who was famously imprisoned for 27 years for resisting his nation’s apartheid regime. When he was released from prison Mandela was quickly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and elected South Africa’s first black president, completing a remarkable turnaround in both the life of the man and the nation where he grew up subject to racial abuse and discrimination.

Some other documentaries of interest

ARCHITECTS OF CIVIL RIGHTS (E) 2010 £14.99
Film looks at the legacy of American civil rights pioneers such as Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King.
FIRST BLACK BRITONS (U) UK £14.99
Canters on the incredible history of the West India Regiment and the act of parliament that established them as a new class of citizen – ‘Black and British’
HISTORICAL ICONS: ROSA PARKS (E) 2014 £14.99
Film about American civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
SIMON SCHAMA’S ROUGH CROSSING (15) UK 2007 £15.99
True story of the struggle for freedom endured by thousands of African-American slaves, whisked from the plantations to fight on the British frontline during the War Of Independence.
SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (E) 2009 BILL GUTTENTAG, B/STURMAN, D £14.99
Documentary about the role music played in the American civil rights movement. The film features interviews with civil rights activists as well as performances from The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone and more.
WE THE PEOPLE – FROM CRISPUS ATTUCKS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (E) 2012 TAYLOR, TERRELL £12.99
American documentary exploring the links between the death of Crispus Attucks in 1770, the subsequent Revolutionary War and abolition of slavery, and the election of the country’s first African American president in 2008. Contributors include Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, Gayle King and Wyclef Jean.
DVDs available to buy – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

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