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 (aparthei­d­mu­, or Liliesleaf (, 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.


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