Independent Lens 1999 | TV Show

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Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Premiered: August 9, 1999

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 1, Episode 4 The Man Who Drove with Mandela

First Aired: August 30, 1999

“The Man Who Drove with Mandela” profiles Cecil Williams, a white (and gay) South African theater director and anti-apartheid activist who was arrested with Nelson Mandela in 1962 (the fugitive Mandela was posing as Williams' chauffeur at the time). Corin Redgrave portrays Williams in reenacted “self-reflections.” Directed by Greta Schiller (“Paris Is a Woman”).

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August 23, 1999

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September 6, 1999

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