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  • What More is There to Learn About Nelson Mandela?

    December 2, 2013

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    WHAT MORE IS THERE TO LEARN ABOUT NELSON MANDELA?

    By Danny Schechter

    Nelson Mandela is back in the news—happily, not because of his medical condition but thanks to the release of the new epic movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris. On Christmas day, it opens nationwide on 2000 screens with a majority of reviews very positive.

    At the same time, no one movie can hope to tell the full story of a life that has spanned 95 years.  Hollywood-style story-telling inevitably telescopes history, compresses characters, and seek to entertain more than inform

    Some of the critics make this point, A few  find it too rushed, others too long, or well on missing context, and insufficient history, as does Simon Abrams on Roger Ebert.com: ”The prison guard insists that Nelson and his wife should not talk about politics, and “Long Walk to Freedom’s creators honor that request.

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