Life is Wonderful Mandela's Unsung Heroes

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This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


Discover the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial in this new film, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa.

Directed by former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen, the film follows the ten leading opponents of apartheid and their lawyers and supporters through the trial. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self-sacrifice on the part of a small group of multiracial idealists.

Though the defendants were saved from the death penalty, eight of the ten were sentenced to life imprisonment, Mandela among them. When Mandela was released 27 years later, he had a vision of multiracial democracy for South Africa.


Here is a link to an article in The Times about 'Life is Wonderful':


We are pleased to announce that Sir Nick Stadlen will introduce his film, and take part in a Q&A directly afterwards.





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