Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Movie And Special Tribute Video To Nelson Mandela
By ambika thakur | January 8, 2014 3:36 PM EST
In a special video which concurred the release of the biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," prominent personalities across Britain paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Watch Nelson Mandela's funeral live (Photo: Reuters)
President Obama Speaks On Nelson Mandela: ‘We Will Not Likely See The Likes Of Nelson Mandela Again’
The movie was directed by Justin Chadwick with stars Idris Elba as Mandela and Naomie Harris as his wife Winnie. Based on a memoirs of the same title,"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" chronicles personal and notable political events in the life of anti-apartheid protagonist Nelson Mandela. The movie aptly portrays the life of the former South African President's life from his childhood, imprisonment and ultimate liberty.
In a short video, famous personalities like journalist Jon Snow to singer-lyricist Emeli Sande cited one of Mandela's most esteemed quotes: "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
The quote was intermingled with poignant tributes to Mandela, including from his daughter Zindzi Mandela. She emotively said: "You have inspired me Madiba to find expression, to have confidence in myself, to fight for my beliefs, that it's better to die for what I believe in than to live for nothing, and for that I love you eternally."
"I think that it's a very good portrayal of the book, "Naturally, with a book like that, which encompasses several hundred pages, it's not easy to include everything about his life. But I think it was quite a fair portrayal. I was quite satisfied with it," told 84 year-old Ahmed Kathrada to Hollywood reporter.
Kathrada was one of Mandela's closest friends for 67 years until his demise Dec. 5, 2013. He has first-hand experience of the journey as depicted in the film as they struggled, challenged, and won their fight for equanimity and justice in South Africa.
Watch: Tributes to Mandela as Long Walk to Freedom is set to hit cinemas
You may also like to read more:
Nelson Mandela Chronicles: Countless Tweets Call Him a 'Terrorist' Read HERE
President Obama Speaks On Nelson Mandela: 'We Will Not Likely See The Likes Of Nelson Mandela Again' Read HERE
Nelson Mandela: What Made A Good Leader Great? Read HERE
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- After Win Over Maidana, Mayweather Says He Is Prepared To Negotiate A Fight With Pacquiao
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
- USA Defeats Lithuania, 96-68; Americans Advance To Championship Round Of 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- ‘America’s Got Talent’ (AGT) Season 9 (2014) Finale Performance Episode Recap, Spoilers: 6 Finalists Perform Their Last Acts To Win Finals
- ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (DWTS) Season 19 (2014) Winner Predictions: Fellow Contestants And Betting Odds Predict Who Could Win Mirror Ball Trophy
- ‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 ‘Freak Show’ Update: Skyler Samuels Roped In To Play Pivotal Role, Extended Teaser Released [VIDEO]
- Robert Pattinson And FKA Twigs Romance: Singer’s Twitter Post Sparks Pregnancy Reports Speculating The Couple Is Expecting Their First Baby
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 8 Spoilers: Nine Moments From Episode 1, The Locomotion Interruption
- iOS 8 Release Date Of Sept 17 Has Arrived: Update Begins At 10AM Pacific Time, Upgrade Your iDevices With iOS 7.1.2 First To Install iOS 8
- Why Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Not The Best Smartphone To Purchase Now? If You Still Want To, Wait For A Month To Get It Cheap
- Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 October Release Date Roundup: Freshly Leaked Protective Case Debuts Unique Vent Alongside Camera
- Google Nexus 8 Release Date Countdown Begins Oct 8: 8 Killer Specs and Features to Expect
- Canadian IS Jihadist Wants to ‘Play Soccer’ with Heads of US Decapitated Soldiers
- Warning to U.S. – ISIS Has Shot Down a Syrian Regime Fighter Jet
- Spice Dream Uno vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Android One Smartphone to Challenge The Existing Budget Friendly Smartphone