• Mandela (1987)


Release Date: 1987

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

In 1948, Nelson Mandela (Danny Glover) joins the African National Congress, working to overturn South Africa's apartheid policies. His political activism brings him into contact with a young social worker named Winnie (Alfre Woodard), whom he eventually marries. Initially committed to nonviolence, Mandela turns militant after the police massacre scores of peaceful protesters in 1960. When Mandela is arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment, his wife carries on the struggle.

Cast: Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, John Matshikiza

Director: Philip Saville

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Transformation , Marriage , Quest , Wife , Prison , Rousing , 1960s , Love , 1950s , Husband , Inspiring , 1970s


Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special