Today in history, May 2nd, 1994… Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress claim victory in South Africa’s first multi-racial election. Mandela, who spent nearly 30 years in prison under Apartheid rule, became the country’s president – a position he held for 5 years, until June 1999.
Quite a lengthy and involved life for Mr Mandela, who will be 94 years old this year.
We’ve seen a few films with him as a starring character, but not really strictly about him and his story; Idris Elba’s project is said to be a definitive work on the life of Nelson Mandela, and is scheduled to start shooting this summer, with Idris as Mandela, and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela.
And while we wait for that project to be realized, below, watch the 100-minute feature length documentary, Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela: