A Film and Historical Companion : A Major Motion Picture Based on Nelson Mandela's Bestselling Autobiography Long Walk to Freedom

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This official companion book to the epic major feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom retraces the life of Nelson Mandela, weaving together his own words and historic humanitarian efforts with cinematic narrative and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. It's a movie tie-in unlike any other: a combination of dramatic recreations and history, featuring film stills alongside archival photographs of actual events; commentary from the acclaimed cast and filmmakers plus interviews with Mandela's own family and comrades; excerpts from his books and personal papers, with lush, full-color panoramas of the South African landscapes where the film was shot on location. Fans of the movie and Mandela admirers, whatever their age, will relish this unique look at the making of an epic motion picture and the life of a beloved historical icon.

Book News
A companion to the movie, this book presents quotes and brief selections from Mandela's autobiography interspersed with full-page stills and a sprinkling of historical photos. Activist Ahmed Kathrada, producer Anant Singh, director Justin Chadwick, designer Johnny Breedt, and screenwriter William Nicholson all provide commentary. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781452128412
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 29 cm


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