In the spirit of the recently celebrated historic day – Freedom Day, black– Cell C’sstreaming platform now offers Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of the Nation,a must watch documentary event for all South Africans. Freedom Day is more than a public holiday – it is a time to reflect on South Africa’s incredible journey to democracy and all our unsung heroes.
Filmed just two years after his momentous presidential win in 1994, the film was crafted from over 200 hours of original footage and 100 hours of archive material. This stunning documentary shows a rare peek at the early years of former South African president Nelson Mandela and the road to democracy.
“It brilliantly credits the comrades who travelled beside Madiba. With first-hand accounts from fellow Freedom Fighters, Wolfie Kodesh and Ahmed Kathrada – you will have a newfound respect for the many who sacrificed so much for the anti-apartheid movement,” – Precious Nkabinde black’s PR Manager.
This documentary takes an uncommon approach that is refreshing and much needed. It reveals the real Mandela and the struggles he faced as a man, husband, and father.
Reminding us that Mandela was not a flawless man, viewers will hear incredible first-hand accounts from Nelson’s first two wives, Evelyn Mase and Winnie Mandela, who both give candid accounts of the experience of being married to a man with an unparalleled passion for justice and the effects it had on their family lives.
April is the month to celebrate fearless females atblackand this film prominently includes other strong female voices such as fellow prominent activists, Professor Fatima Meer, Albertina Sisulu and his long-time aide, Jessie Duarte.