A captivating view of the incredible spirit of one of the world s most fascinating people, this full-length documentary follows Nelson Mandela form his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa s first black president. 1996 Academy AwardA® Nominee for Best Documentary.
For Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first lady meant to the nation. In the biopic 'Winnie Mandela,' Hudson plays the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela from the time she met him as a young woman, through decades as the public face for her imprisoned husband's fight against white rule.
The ex-wife of South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela says his condition is improving after three weeks in hospital. But Winnie Mandela, speaking on Friday outside his former Soweto home, issued a note of caution over media coverage.
Her real life is almost a fairy tale, filled with heartbreak, success, and triumphs against all odds. So it is appropriate that Jennifer Hudson channeled her inner spirit in playing Winnie Mandela, a strong woman who defies the odds and rallied a nation. She's in high demand but Hudson took time out to talk about putting this piece of history out there for the world to see.
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