ByBrian Salisbury, writer at
Brian Salisbury

When most people think of Nelson Mandela, they remember man who sat in prison for many years for his opposition to the appallingly racist Apartheid in South Africa. A man who utilized non-violent resistance to bring an end to institutionalized racism in his country and won a Nobel Peace Prize.

The biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, shows us the lesser-known, more aggressive chapters of his struggles. The latest trailer, that comes to us via Indiewire, shows inhabiting this monumental leader of men and not taking any grief from anyone. As to the music used in the trailer, I like it. Hip hop was itself a movement, a move toward artistic independence. I don't feel it trivializes Mandela's struggles, but rather nicely underscores them.


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