Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is about a man who was instrumental in ending the racist oppression of apartheid in South Africa. It was a long walk for Nelson Mandela, and he paid a significant price for it. He spent 27 years in prison. His second wife and children were persecuted. The brutal suffering and racism during apartheid is disturbing to watch as we consider those who actually experienced it.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom also shares Mandela’s personal life. We see his sinful behaviour and its results.

During his first marriage, he neglected his children and cheated on his wife. Nelson beat her when she confronted him. Thankfully, that wasn’t the end of Mandela’s story. While he was in prison, he was forced to deal with his anger. His transformation from anger and hatred to mercy and forgiveness is inspiring. The results live on today.

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Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.