MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.
- Idis Elba gave an Academy Award worthy portrayal of Nelson Mandela .
- Naomie Harris who played the part of Winnie Mandela also did an excellent job.
Mandela: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Mandela: “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
Long walk to freedom is a very touching and inspirational movie . Many may already know the story but it is still great to see it played out perfectly on the big screen .It is amazing to see what a great man Mandela was to forgive his oppressors and unite his country after all that was done to him and his people . This movie should especially be watched by the younger generation ,for them to know the man behind the legend , and for them to learn from his incredible example.
It is simply a powerful movie, that shows a man more passionate about equality and human rights than his own well being.
5 out of 5