Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes
Discover the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa, in this new film.
The 1963/4 Rivonia Trial is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a bloody civil war in South Africa. But he did not act alone.
In this new film, former High Court Judge Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Mandela’s co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self sacrifice on the part of a small group of idealists. In the words of Andrew Mlangeni, Accused Number 10, they were a multiracial band of comrades who fought for a multiracial democracy.
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Approximate run time: 90 mins