Madiba
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Madiba

Category
TV Series
Genre
Drama
Seasons
1
Official Site
http://www.bet.com/shows/madiba.html
Category
TV Series
Genre
Drama
MPAA Rating
-
Seasons
1 minute(s)
Production Co
Blue Ice Pictures, Cinema Gypsy Productions
Distributor
BET
Official Site
http://www.bet.com/shows/madiba.html
Director
Kevin Hooks
Starring
  • Laurence Fishburne as Wilford Robinson
  • Orlando Jones
  • David Harewood
  • Terry Pheto
  • Michael Nyqvist
  • Jason Kennett
  • Meren Reddy
  • Hlomla Dandala
  • Kate Liquorish

"Madiba" is based on two Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself. Named after Madiba, the Thembu clan to which Nelson Mandela belonged, the project tells the story of a younger Nelson Mandela during the early-60s as he deals with the political unrest engulfing South Africa. Shot exclusively in South Africa and on Robben Island, Madiba details the early years of Mandela's personal journey, and reveals the behind-the-scenes strategizing and bold organizing tactics he and his collaborators used to bring attention to their movement both domestically and internationally.