Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Many more people around the world know the late Nelson Mandela’s story than have ever visited the African continent, so with the release of a new lm based on his autobiography, South Africa will no doubt be hoping to encourage viewers to become visitors.
Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris lba as Mandela, was lmed on location across the country, in places including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Robben Island, Kwa Zulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
The sets used in the movie, including the Courtroom of the Palace Of Justice and Mandela’s Robben Island cell, will be housed in the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu in the Eastern Cape “and other associated heritage facilities.”
Visitors to Johannesburg will be hoping that one of those will either be the already superb Apartheid Museum (apartheidmuseum.org), or Liliesleaf (liliesleaf.co.za), where Mandela lived undercover prior to his arrest.
The lm was released in the S on Christmas Day, 2013 and its London premiere on Jan. 3, 2014.