FRONTLINE profiles the most widely known and revered political leader in the world -- Nelson Mandela. Credited with the reversal of aparthei d in a South Africa controlled by two generations of stern Afrikaner l eaders who enforced the ideology of racial separation, Mandela stands as an all-embracing giant who brought about his nation's extraordinary peaceful transformation to democracy. In this in-depth film biography of Mandela, the broadcast tells the story of his life through intervi ews with intimates from his most trusted associates to his jailers on Robben Island, the prison where he was held for 27 years. The two-hour film offers an insiders account of his extraordinary will to lead and of the great risk and personal sacrifice he endured to achieve democr acy and equality for the people of his nation.
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Episode #1716 / Length: 1 hour, 56 minutes