Mir­a­cle Ris­ing: South Africa

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Tues­day, 8.30pm, His­tory I must ad­mit I did a dou­ble take when I saw the cast list for this doc­u­men­tary about South Africa. It in­cludes Bill Clin­ton, Oprah Win­frey, Char­l­ize Theron, Bono, Robert De Niro, Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu, Whoopi Gold­berg and Richard Bran­son. That’s some line-up, and it’s really just a smat­ter­ing. Truly, ev­ery­one and his dog is in this. Mir­a­cle Ris­ing tells the story of the po­lit­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion that cul­mi­nated in South Africa’s first free and fair elec­tions, held in April 1994. It is about the coun­try’s jour­ney from apartheid to democ­racy. Clin­ton de­scribes it as the

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