THIRD PARTY EVENT: Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes

Description: The 1963/4 Rivonia Trial is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a bloody civil war in South Africa. But he did not act alone.

In this new film, former English High Court Judge, Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self-sacrifice on the part of a small group of idealists. In the words of Andrew Mlangeni, Accused Number 10, they were a multiracial band of comrades who fought for a multiracial democracy.

The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Encounters South Africa International Documentary Film Festival where it won the award for Best International Film and was also shown as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Programme.

It is now available to view on the Channel 5 website until 11 December 2018.

Date:  10:30pm to 11:45pm, Sat 10th Nov 2018

Venue:  Channel 5

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