Nelson Mandela: Free at Last (1990)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Nelson Mandela's release from prison and the fall of the South African apartheid system was celebrated by freedom lovers all over the world. This program, hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, chronicles the story of the leader of the African National Congress, whose work against an unjust practice resulted in his own imprisonment for decades of his life. The fight against apartheid continued during those prison years, as interviews with friends, family, and prison guards reveal. The behind the scenes maneuvering that effectuated the release of this international symbol of equality is recounted, as well as his triumphant return to the world stage as a leader in the struggle for human rights.

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Apartheid, equality, freedom, human-rights, interview, prison, release, South-Africa, world-leader