Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation | Official Full Documentary

This documentary about Nelson Mandela, nominated for an Oscar Award in 1996 (Best Documentary Feature), is the official film biography of Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected president of the ethnically united South Africa. The film touches on Mandela's childhood, family, education, and his long struggle to gain freedom for all the various ethnic groups in South Africa, including his experiences on the Robben Island prison. "A vibrantly presented and emotionally charged portrait of the dynamic African leader, this needed tighter narration to close informational gaps. For instance, there is very little mention of F.W. de Klerk, although as the corecipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize (along with Nelson Mandela), he most certainly figured greatly in the peaceful passing of the political baton. It may leave you with a few questions but otherwise captures Mandela's remarkable spirit. It follows him from his early days and tribal education through his work with the African National Congress to his election as Africa's first black president. Produced by Jonathan Demme, this wisely includes poetry of Africa, as much a part of Mandela's story as his own inner strength." (Rochelle O'Gorman) _________________________________________________ Subscribe : />Like our Facebook page : />Follow Us on Twitter : />Visit our website : /> The Palm Channel will present some of the highlights from our catalogue, an eclectic mix of original short films, interviews from our archives exploring the roots and branches of Jamaican music, and much more. Created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell (Bob Marley, U2, Grace Jones etc.). Palm Pictures has always pushed musical boundaries and encouraged unlikely collaborations. Since the late 90's it has been a leader in the convergence of music and film, producing and distributing music documentaries, arthouse & foreign cinema, and music videos.

SDK 512
I will be like u one day mandela
Egi Syukran
korean love south africa and nelson mandela 🇰🇷💝🕊💜🇿🇦
gcogco ntloya
May his entire soul rest in peace. we will never forgot you Madiba. You were not God nor saint but a human being with impefections. people should just stop comenting nonsense and learn to appreciate you for what you have done for the country.
Zukiswa Zimela
I remember his passing as though it was yesterday. Rest in power Madiba. Your legacy lives on in the minds of millions. ugqatso ulifezile Diba elihle.
Amadou Jallow
This video just make me crying Mandela was a great example for the world May His Soul Rest in Peace
Yusupha Touray
i miss Nelson Mandela don't forget
Tshepo Malakoane
My hero after jesus
bahini seni
Africa Will be clean. I mean white will go home even by force
Lavender a
Woow. ..An example of patriotism, may his soul rest in peace
Denis Rotich
Mandela the great man.
Pi Yush
I have thousands time more respect for sir Nelson Mandela then African Americans. Greatest man ever lived on earth bow down to you sir 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Cheryl Aketch
He was the only hope for a united Africa
Princess Apryl Van Ryn
I swear we aren't all savages like the ones posting on the video
The Masked Man
Today 5:12:17 is his death anivarsary
Cher Chu Hai Kieu
Thank you for sharing this video!
Tumelo Jeffrey
this documentary made me very teary as a South African I so wish he could live longer for this country to rule and prosper love you tata dalibunga Nelson nyana""womtu Mandela R.I.P
Raiyhan Ali Fahmil Fikar
This is the most astonishing and enchanting doccumentary about Mandela i've ever seen, a masterpiece that should lives on forever Anyway i just want to ask, what is the name of the song at minute 106? I couldn't find the song name
athi wambi
his traditional attire was intimidating lol no wonder we conform these days
Jo Yaku
Oliver Tambo and his comrades in arms are the true heros more than mandela who kept on fighting tye aparthied regime.
math kodjo
I wish a so called president of Togo Faure Gnanssigbe and his collaborators watch this.
Kenyada Carter
what's the name of the song from the beginning?
Ruth Upendo
Realy this man did a great job of stopping apartheid
Alba Productions
The world should never forget this wonderful man and his fight to free his people from tyranny of apartheid.
Pamela Iweze
Truly a great man with a great destiny. Keep sleeping in eternity.
nabobonke bongani
Is that zolani mkiva, the poet?
justice munyoro
Soso Mama
Where can I buy this cd!? Been looking for it everywhere! Used to have it! It's nowhere to be found now!
sipho stundee
date 21/03/18 how ironic?...........only s.Africans know
They took his freedom, his heart and his voice.....but he kept his dignity and his mind.... hummm what a powerful message and story.
gcogco ntloya
may his entire soul rest peace. we will never forget Madiba.. you were not God but a human being and a human being will never be pefect. people must just stop talking shit about you and learn appreciate what you have done for our country
Hassan Ali
God bless you madiba
Devon Hendricks
2:45 I'm trying to look for this song. Please, somebody, tell me the name of this song!
Mandela...such a great man
Zama Khumalo
This govt must have been filled with very anxious and fearful guys....all these fabrications sound like comedy. Please share many more so we can laugh at their foolishness. Please please find more of this staff we 😊 laughter is good medicine
Oooh Boychild
may he rest in peace legendary man
Paulo Webba
Happy 100th Birthday. Madiba!
Fana Kubheka
Mandela was a genius indeed
DDR Stasi Revolution
One thing he forgot was those people on the streets supporting him were going to sleep in shacks without any decent meal
Nelisa Titiya
Today we are told to forget such a tragedy
Ales Kuret
AND NOW ?????
Jaabigassama Amadou
Merci Mandela ☝️👏👏👏👏👏✊✊✊✊✊
lalaie ndongo
he can rest in peace. he has accomplished this for what he has been created. An unforgettable person
Hassan Ali
Thank you madiba true African hero
Adellin Randriantarika
Such a beautiful story. The pain is obvious, but still it is beautiful. I hope many leaders and politicians in Africa will learn from this great man.
Tapiwa Morgan Goteka
really heroes of liberation struggle i salute u
Felicia E
God let your bless and protection be open this family .
peoples choice
You shall always be in our minds and heart's maduba
Oscar Mabunda
Winnie was also a perfect wife for Mandela because she never give up on him on the fact that he will be the state president one day.
Julieta Licumbi
Our greatest one. Love you Uncle Mandela.
Octo Kid
I miss Nelson
Dankwa Daniel
This is one of the must watch documentaries
Vally Nello
The worst history in the entire world
Fan Number 0ne
what a man
thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of human history!
Edward Lama
He was surely a hero, rest Mandela as the true Son of Africa.
Devon Hendricks
17:26 and 1:42:16 'Ah, Dalibunga!'
Francis Kavyega
What a great man
Young Talent Studios
good day i would like to know how do i get the the broadcast rights to this video
Nonkosi Ngubo
Khae74 you so lazy can't even do a piece job to feed your mouth, Mr Mandela was no manna from heaven nor Jesus he had far more responsibilities than setting up soup kitchens for street kids that ran away from school and their parents to rob law abiding citizens like me i don't know shit about you but your comment reviewed narrow minded
Sihlali Musa
I cried!
Joseph Temba
daaaaa.....ukumbusho wa ukweli nice
Vuledzani Pholi
Lee Hendrix
Apartheid...A social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official Anglo Saxon policy.
juweriya abdirahmaan
he is here real father of africa
edna matias
What history waooo
Paige Sanders
I am shocked at some of the comments on this video. Remember it is not about the 'blacks' and 'whites' anymore, in unity we are stronger. Let's learn from the mistakes of our ancestors and work together to make this world a better place. I believe the 'them and us' mentality is toxic, we need to start seeing each other as the equal human beings we are. R.I.P Mandela.
William White
From the 1960s, the apartheid government of Hendrik Verwoerd and onwards had two main opponents. One was a Jew named Harry Oppenheimer, the other a Jew named Anton Ruppert. Both controlled banking monopolies in the country, and wanted "rights" extended to black South Africans for the purpose of extending their money lending business. Oppenheimer had ties to the Rothschild banking family and to the US CIA, which throughout the 1970s through 1990s supported the overthrow of white South African rule, at the direction of the Jew Henry Kissinger. Oppenheimer lobbied the Rothschilds to overthrow Verwoerd, who had publicly denounced the Jewish banking monopolies in Parliament. The Rothschilds secured the support of the Rockefeller, Carnegie and other "Anglo" families in the United States, and had those institutions lobby against the white government. Rockfeller influenced the Council on Foreign Relations and its members in the US government in particular to oppose white rule. In 1963 a group of Jews founded MK. They were Lionel Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Dennis Goldberg, Arthur Goldreich, Hazel Goldreich and James Kantor, with a few kaffirs as front men -- Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki (father of Thabo Mbeki), Raymond Mhlaba, and Ahmed Kathrada. Other prominent jews who fully supported kaffirs: Helen, Suzman, Helen Zille, Yimach Shmam Vezichram, Shem Reshaim Yirkav and Ronnie Kasrils who's staning next to Mandela singing kill the boer (ama bhulu) Ruth First, the Jewish wife of Jewish Soviet KGB Colonel Joe Slovo, also a jew, the leader of the South African Communist Party, was primarily responsible for funneling funds to them. In 1989 a Freemason with ties to B'nai B'rith, the Jewish Masonic fraternity which controls the ADL, was elected President of South Africa. President De Klerk was a Jewish-backed candidate with ties to the international Zionist establishment. De Klerk worked for and eventually achieved, the Jewish goal of black rule in South Africa. This is what terrorist Nelson Mandela was indicted for: Should any person in the US today be indicted for similar crimes, no doubt he would be incarcerated without trail in Guantanamo bay for life. The Crimes of Terrorist Nelson Mandela Read here the crimes of the mass murdering communist genocidal terrorist Nelson Mandela (most have never heard of, denied the opportunity by the treacherous liberal media) and understand why Amnesty International never accepted him as a political prisoner. Even as the world finally woke up to how wicked Winnie Mandela is, we must face reality about how dangerous and deceitful Nelson Mandela has been. The fact is that even Amnesty International refused to take on Nelson Mandela’s case because they asserted that he was no political prisoner but had committed numerous violent crimes and had had a fair trial and a reasonable sentence. Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. He had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. South African President P.W. Botha had, on a number of occasions, offered Nelson Mandela freedom from prison, if he would only renounce terrorist violence. This Mandela refused to do.- Invictus Idolatry * The full list of munitions and charges read as follows: • One count under the South African Suppression of Communism Act No. 44 of 1950, charging that the accused committed acts calculated to further the achievement of the objective of communism; • One count of contravening the South African Criminal Law Act (1953), which prohibits any person from soliciting or receiving any money or articles for the purpose of achieving organized defiance of laws and country; and • Two counts of sabotage, committing or aiding or procuring the commission of the following acts: 1) The further recruitment of persons for instruction and training, both within and outside the Republic of South Africa, in: (a) the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives—for the purpose of committing acts of violence and destruction in the aforesaid Republic, (the preparation and manufacture of explosives, according to evidence submitted, included 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminum powder and a ton of black powder); (b) the art of warfare, including guerrilla warfare, and military training generally for the purpose in the aforesaid Republic; (ii) Further acts of violence and destruction, (this includes 193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963); (iii) Acts of guerrilla warfare in the aforesaid Republic; (iv) Acts of assistance to military units of foreign countries when involving the aforesaid Republic; (v) Acts of participation in a violent revolution in the aforesaid Republic, whereby the accused, injured, damaged, destroyed, rendered useless or unserviceable, put out of action, obstructed, with or endangered: (a) the health or safety of the public; (b) the maintenance of law and order; (c) the supply and distribution of light, power or fuel; (d) postal, telephone or telegraph installations; (e) the free movement of traffic on land; and (f) the property, movable or immovable, of other persons or of the state. Source: The State v. Nelson Mandela et al, Supreme Court of South Africa, Transvaal Provincial Division, 1963-1964, Indictment
Ahoo jan
God have given very nice country to African people 👍☺
Sekhobe Sekgobe
The coolies and the pink man love Mandela so because he was an ignoramus, an imbecile that supported and stood for their rights more than he did for the kaffirs... Mandela is not great by any measure...he’s great because the kaffir is a bumbling buffoon that can not think for itself..
Akwaaba B
these creatures preach god and the bible. either they know they are lying or they will suffer badly!
2020 Crabtree
I don't know anywhere in the world that this group of people are not slaughtering Africans/blacks just so that they can remain relevant.
Ndonue Takwi
i love my continent Africa Home of the homeless Welcomer of the rejected and the Real humans
Liz Gichora
That is Outstanding!! What a Great leader with exceptional strength and conviction. We are honored to have had such an eloquent Man. Thank you for this video.
What was it that REALLY "FORCED WHITE So. Afrikanner Pres. DeKlerk's hand," to suddenly release Mandela?
Jennifer Mbah
Such a great man. May he rest in peace
Are they israelites?
Can someone tell me what the song at 52:09 is? Thank you! Also heard it in Sarafina years ago and have never forgotten it.
Andrew Mboweni
Maryann Agatha
Jenn Faire your are not the only one who lost dear ones, so don't be one sided in judging would you act if your country was colonized by different races?{ dutch France Germany Portuguese British all migrated to South Africa leading to shortage of land, increase in population, different ideologies. the farmer boers{trekkers} you claim to be good, not murders or wicked where they not the ones that encroached the San land, KhoiKhoi lands{1667-1668,1673-77} even killed then with arms and diseases such as fire power, small pox, influenza epidemic. The trekkers{farmers} attacked the southern tribes, killing many of them and taking their children as slaves. They also took cattle and built homesteads on the land. One of the leaders of the trekkers, Piet Retief, came into Natal to ask the Zulu chief, Dingaan for land, having already tricked Sekonyela out of his guns and horses. He moved his party of trekkers onto Dingaan’s land before he had agreed to lease it. Dingaan fought the trekkers, killing Retief and driving the trekkers away. The Voortrekkers decided to take revenge against Dingaan. On 16 December 1837, a commando of five hundred of them set up an ambush for the Zulus on the banks of a river. They were led by Andries Pretorius, who gave his name to the later capital of South Africa, Pretoria. He was an experienced leader who had recently arrived in Natal from Cape Colony.The Voortrekkers were victorious, with only three of them wounded. Three thousand Zulus were killed. The Battle of Blood River, as it became known, was commemorated by the Boers in an annual service of thanksgiving known as the Day of the Covenant. How can you encroach into a tribe's land without the king's permission to settle, i bet if you were the king you would do the same as killing the settlers. The farmers too revenged killing about 3000 Zulus of South African tribes. a family and 3000 families which one is more painful? so stop lamenting because the blacks suffered most especially the dutch your farmer people whom practice slavery, the 50th ordinance, the order of emancipation, all these were enacted in order to stop slavery and secure the blacks right. Now what about the dutch religious Calvinist ideology of salvation and damnation which means they are the only ones salved and blacks don't have the right to rule themselves, they are only meant to be slaves. if you are a black wont you react, defend yourself? what about the Sharpeville of 21 March 1960, what do you have to say about it? do you know what it means to imprison someone and when the person was elected as president he seek to unite all{rainbow nation} and you are here insulting Mandela...are you not a racist. what can you say about Apartheid, separateness and during that periods a lot of acts were enacted which include the population act of 1950, the group ares act of 1950, the prohibition act of 1949, the immorality act of 1950, the reservation of separate amenities act of 1953, all these tools were used during apartheid...if you have time read them up, watch Sarafina and educate yourself instead of criticizing a nation. you speak of Shaka the Zulu as a murder refusing to study why he became so...he grew up as illegitimate son of a king, maltreated, banished from Zulu with his mother...he grew up without love but hatred and this affected him psychological. he became a soldier under Dingaan, introduced a new scheme as a soldier and when his father died he succeeded him, recreating a new nation. if you were Shaka you will do more than he ShakatheZULU A LOT HAPPEN IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ONLY A SOUTH AFRICAN CAN TELL THE STORY BETTER BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT WORE THE SHOE NOT YOU. EVERYONE, TRIBE, NATIONS WAS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER AFFECTED BUT I DISCUSSED ABOUT THE NATIVE TRIBES BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU WERE COMMENTING. AM NOT A SOUTH AFRICAN BOTH AM STUDYING IT AS A COURSE, WHAT I LEARNT CHANGED THE WAY I THINK. MANY HARM THAT HAPPENED IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES STARTED WITH THE COMING OF EUROPEANS, SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW AFRICA WOULD HAVE BEEN WITHOUT THERE COMING
Solomon Modisha
A great man!
herman family
Pheegane Josavee
This guy is not my hero.
Blissful Will sun
Love and light 🙅🏾‍♂️🙅🏾‍♀️❤️👑🇬🇭🇯🇲👀👀👀👀
asif katper
was a man of great abilities. the man actually a roll-model to us how to achieve a task. there are no two opinions that nothing without struggle at the Earth.
Mandela was a deluded fool. He has destroyed SA.
Oh shut up Botha demon. You will remain obscure and forgotten
lydie Abigael
The greatest
linus yakubu
What a great man
Ahoo jan
Sorry for white people for what they did during the history 😠😡😡
Mark Camara
Yes may he rest in peace . But he never die ,, he soul is alive and strong , and concious . Long live Sir Mandela .
Sino Sino
these struggle docies send chivers down my spine everytime i watch em. so the woman wilfully altered her statement koz she was disgusted by the fact that she had to confess in frnt of black clients, tjo. d
erick afema
Such an inspirational man! Am glad that I watched this... How lucky South Africans have been to have such a man lead their country..... Madiba!!!
Dico Edson
Great leader rest in peace
Nodlelo777 Butep
But he!
mandela is nice
Andrew Mboweni
Euh Dink
No mentionning his orders to mass-murders? Pity ...
Ahmedeen Saeed
Another fake figure built by the anglosaxon empire was Nyerere
shame on you botha