30 for 30 2009 | TV Show
A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube.
Premiered: October 6, 2009
Season 1, Episode 13 The 16th Man
First Aired: May 4, 2010
Morgan Freeman and director Cliff Bestall tell the story of host South Africa's emotional run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup title shortly after the end of apartheid. Nelson Mandela's symbolic embrace of the Springboks' captain is highlighted for its significance as a turning point in unifying the country.
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