Mandela


60m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A dramatized portrait of Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned African National Congress leader, and his wife Winnie Mandela, who struggles against the government of South African for her political activism on behalf of the victims of apartheid. The film chronicles the past 30 years of the anti-apartheid m

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; General Screen Enterprises; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment; J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; Panavision, Ltd.; Pbs; Rank Film Laboratory
Distribution Company
HBO Home Video
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

A dramatized portrait of Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned African National Congress leader, and his wife Winnie Mandela, who struggles against the government of South African for her political activism on behalf of the victims of apartheid. The film chronicles the past 30 years of the anti-apartheid movement with rarely seen clips and photographs.

Cast

Danny Glover

Nelson Mandela

Alfre Woodard

Winnie Mandela

Tam Mpofu

Young Man

Priscilla Mundawarara

Angry Mother

Mike Davey

Police Officer

Peter Joyce

Police Sergeant

Mbuso Pityana

African Policeman

Dudley Dickin

Minister

Andy Nimmo

1st Civil Servant

Brian Mckenzie

2nd Civil Servant

Julian Glover

Senior Police Officer

Neil Nativel

Sergeant Van Niekerk

Doug Wilson

Sergeant Naude

Hans Woolfe

Sergeant Louw

Warren Clarke

Swanepoel

John Matshikiza

Walter Sisulu

John Indi

Oliver Tambo

Peter Cartwright

Court Judge

John Mathews

Lawyer Joffe

Saul Reichlin

Lawyer Bram Fischer

Juanita Waterman

Adelaide Tambo

Liz James

Welfare Social Worker

Josh Makawa

1st Man On Street

Jane Esau

1st Woman On Street

Ben Sibenke

2nd Man On Street

Kingston Mupotsa

1st Man In Restaurant

Kashka Banjoko

2nd Man In Restaurant

Kathy Kuleya

1st Woman In Restaurant

Edith Mashore

2nd Woman In Restaurant

Reverend Maseko

Wedding Priest

Dominic Kanaventi

Organizer Man

Simpson Korea

Bus Driver

Veni Sithole

Organizer Woman

Brian Cooper

Telephone Police Officer

Jan Jooste

Yard Police Officer

Alister Pulford

Press Reporter

Nathan Dambuza Mdledle

Chief Albert Luthuli

Michael Chinyamurindi

1st Prisoner

Tich Mudede

2nd Prisoner

Chris Muchenje

3rd Prisoner

Allan Corduner

Benny

Edwin Angless

Estate Agent

Mannie Devilliers

Special Branch Driver

Murray Russell

Special Branch Officer

Simon Shumba

Postman

Mike Phillips

Dennis Goldberg

Tsokolo Muso

African Singer

Colin Neilson

Court Magistrate

Andy Dipenaar

Prison Warder

Dennis Sipthorpe

2nd Judge

Kelvin Weare

Sergeant Van Heerden

Dr. Bishop Shiri

Funeral Priest

Hywell Williams

Senior Police Officer

Eloi Fernandes

Lawyer Ayoub

Andrew Whaley

Pollsmoor Warder

Xoliswa Sithole

Zindzi

Gertrude Rook

Zeni

Doug Wilson

Jill Nelson

Crew

Margaret Adams

Production Coordinator

David Atkinson

Other

Reg Austin

Advisor

Dickie Bamber

Co-Producer (Tvs)

Terry Bamber

Assistant Director

Julian Barber

Other

Anne Benjamin

Photography

Jaz Berger

Producer

Robert Berger

Producer

William Bernie

Other

Peter Brace

Stunt Coordinator

Herbert Brodkin

Executive Producer

Russell Brooks

Production Assistant

Chris Carreras

Assistant Director

David Carrigan

Production Assistant

Roy Charman

Sound Department

Stephen Chigorimbo

Assistant Director

Nobby Clarke Jr.

Other

Michael Clifford

Music Editor

Yvonne Coppard

Makeup

John Coquillon

Director Of Photography

Peter David

Camera

Peter David

Other

Joy Davis

Sound

Paul Fisher

Transportation Manager

Bert Gadsden

Property Master

Robert A Goldston

Co-Producer

Annalis Greenwald

Sound

Sam Greenwald

Camera

Mable Haddock

Executive Producer

Kevin Haris

Carpenter

David Harris

Special Effects

Richard Hartley

Music

Ronald Harwood

Screenwriter

Allan James

Location Manager

Liz James

Casting (Local)

Marilyn Johnson

Casting

Thomas Karis

Consultant

Laurie Kerr

Construction

Steve Kgami

Photography

Rory Kilalea

Unit Manager

Rory Kilalea

Location Manager

George King

Production

Peter Lancaster

Accountant

Mike Lay

Electrician

Leslie Linder

Co-Producer

Sue Love

Hair

Bernard Magubane

Consultant

Peter Magubane

Photography

Peter Marsden

Electrician

Alan Martin

Gaffer

John Maskall

Camera Operator

Stewart Meachem

Wardrobe

David Moore

Best Boy

Christine Morris

Assistant

Joan Murphy

Production Accountant

Andy Nelson

Dubbing Mixer

Angela Noakes

Script Supervisor

Tony Nutley

Photography

John Payne

Grip

Pat Pennelegion

Production Manager

Wesley Peppiatt

Props

Michael Pete

Photography

Michael Phillips

Art Director

Mike Porter

Production Designer

John Poyner

Sound Editor

Michael Robbie

Costume Designer

Murray Russell

Location Manager

Bridgette Sarabi

Line Producer

Lloyd Searle

Production

Ralph Sheldon

Editor

Dorothea Smylie

Wardrobe

Mike Spragg

Other

Peggy Stern

Researcher

John Stevenson

Boom Operator

Martin Testar

Other

Martin Waller

Sound Department

Mark Ward

Art Director

Mark Ward

Art Director

Eli Weinberg

Photography

Tony Wilson

Camera Operator

Russ Woolnough

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; General Screen Enterprises; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment; J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; Panavision, Ltd.; Pbs; Rank Film Laboratory
Distribution Company
HBO Home Video
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1988

Aired in United States June 25, 1986

Aired in United States September 20, 1987