Though they remain silent out in public, bodyguards and protection agents are still the individuals on the front lines for the rich and famous. Their job is to protect those most vulnerable to attack in any and all walks of life. The new documentary “Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower” explores the lives of these people and their daily struggles to maintain control amidst chaos. Some of the people interviewed in the film are Justin Bieber and his Director of Security, Whitey Bulger’s protector, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne’s bodyguard and Ambassador’s under Blackwater.
See two exclusive clips from the film below that feature Rory, a white South African and former member of Special Branch, the department of the South African police force tasked with breaking up anti-Apartheid groups. In his quest to create a unified South Africa, Mandela chose to integrate his personal security team, asking former members of Special Branch to join anti-Apartheid leaders to protect him during one of the most dangerous political regime changes in history. Needless to say, Mandela’s presence had a tremendous impact on Rory and his views on race. Watch the clips below.
“Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower” is directed by Jaren Hayman and narrated by Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”). It will be released in select theaters and on demand on Friday, December 2 from Gravitas Ventures.