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History Uncut: The Leaders   2148

Release date: Mon 13 Jun 2011
Running time:60 (1h00’)
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The Leaders, part of a 13-part series taken from the Afravision collective’s archive, sits down with arguably the to most eloquent, important players in post-Apartheid South Africa, shortly after the unbanning of the ANC in the early 1990s. Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani, separately, discuss in detail their incarceration, release, lives in exile, motivations and roles in the struggle. As an exercise in hindsight it is fascinating with both leaders forthright, intimate and illuminating. Mandela’s magnanimity is humbling, and Hani’s description of himself as a misunderstood rebellious agitator within the movement has parallels with contemporary voices within the ANC. His revelations about previous attempts on his life are especially haunting, given his assassination in 1993.

Genre: Documentary
Directed by: Brian Tilley, Laurence Dworkin

Links: Nu Metro Cinemas movie page for ‘History Uncut: The Leaders’