Actor Idris Elba talks to Will Gompertz about playing Nelson Mandela in the film 'Long Walk To Freedom.'
Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. Moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, a proud young Winnie (Jennifer Hudson) soon found love with a rising political star, Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard). When Nelson was imprisoned for protesting the brutal Apartheid government, Winnie worked tirelessly to win his freedom and to carry on his message of peace and equality. Her struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive was rewarded by years of persecution and imprisonment, including 18 months of solitary confinement. Throughout, her resolve to fight for her freedom, her family and her country never wavered. Her leadership and unconquerable spirit caught the attention of the world and earned her the name the mother of the nation.
US President Barack Obama has toured Robben Island - the jail in which Nelson Mandela was kept for 18 years.
The Weinstein Company and Nelson Mandela Foundation tribute series featuring Naomie Harris.
Featurette for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has newscaster Robin Roberts explain what made Nelson Mandela so great.
The Weinstein Company and Nelson Mandela Foundation tribute series featuring Tim Robbins.
Featurette for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom takes a look at lead castmembers Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Clip shows footage from the film while interviewing cast and crew.
Featurette for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom takes a look at the real Mandela with Tom Brokaw.
Martha Stewart compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi as a 'peaceable man' and says every child should learn about him. She is at the screening in NYC for 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' hosted by U2.
Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and Burt Reynolds, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Aniston were born.
Dec. 9 - Actor Morgan Freeman attends the South African premiere of 'Invictus,' in which he portrays the country's former president, Nelson Mandela.