Distributor:  Villon Films
Length:  58 minutes
Date:  1987
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: Grade 7 and up
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This title is included in the following collections: The Women's Studies Collection, The African Studies Collection

Winnie Mandela: The Apartheid Years

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Biography of Winnie Mandela, made before the release of her husband Nelson from prison.

Winnie Mandela: The Apartheid Years

During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her own right. Under enormous constraints, Winnie Mandela slowly developed a heroic public relations campaign that kept Nelson’s image alive, and the attention of the world on South Africa.

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Main credits

Davis, Peter (Screenwriter)
Davis, Peter (Cinematographer)
Davis, Peter (Director)
Davis, Peter (Producer)
Davis, Peter (Film editor)
Mdana, Ken (Director)
Robinson, Max (Narrator)

Other credits

Script, Peter Davis; camera, Peter Davis, Sam Groenewald; editor, Peter Davis; music, Amandla Group.

Distributor credits

Peter Davis

Peter Davis
Peter Davis

Docuseek2 subjects

South Africa
Race and Racism
Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism
20th Century

Distributor subjects

South Africa
Race and Racism
Citizenship. Social Movements and Activism


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