Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Poster

Release Date: November 29th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2014

PG-13|2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwi Matshikiza, Deon Lotz, Terry Pheto

Director: Justin Chadwick

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Videovision Entertainment

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 1990s, 2000s, 1960s, 1980s, Emotional, Inspiring, 1950s, 2010s, Underdog, Fascinating, Pursuit, Sacrifice

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Awards

Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama