Documentaries and movies celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life


Nelson Mandela, a former president of South Africa, was arguably one of the world’s most influential leaders. Click continue for a summary of great movies and documentaries that have honored his life to date.


Nelson Mandela: Free at Last: An 80-minute documentary on Nelson Mandela’s struggle against the apartheid, with rare footage, interviews, and his first speech after release from prison.


Invictus: Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African [resident, initiates a unique venture to enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup; all in hopes of uniting the apartheid-torn land.


Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela’s life story is told in this Justin Chadwick-directed drama starring Idris Elba.


Nelson Mandela’s AIDS Day Concert: The Event: On Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, a concert was held at the Green Point Stadium in South Africa, where more than 30 artists banded together to present a wake-up call to the world using Nelson Mandela’s prison number, to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.


Mandela in America: A 90-minute documentary of Nelson Mandela’s visit to the United States, including memorable public and private moments of his trip from Yankee Stadium to the White House.