Long Walk to Freedom Movie Review Summary

Actors: Idris Elba

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This is the story of an African leader who gave up his life to fight apartheid in his country. Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) gives up a university lecturer career and joins politics with an aim of bringing racial discrimination to an end.
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As a radical young man, he brings many people on board including his wife who sacrifices her career as well to join her husband's cause. As a result of this movement, he is jailed for more than 20 years, but while in prison his legacy lives on. His wife leads the revolt but goes against her husbands wishes by resorting to violence. Despite his ordeal, Nelson still orders acts of violence and authorizes bombing attacks on civilians from his jail cell.
He eventually manages to hold negotiations with the colonial leaders and they attempt to talk him out politics without success. He becomes the first president of South Africa and does not take revenge against the colonial government that had oppressed him for many years.
Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because it illustrates persistence.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is where Nelson makes his first speech as president, which focuses on loving all people without discrimination

Opinion about the main character: I like the fact that he maintains a positive attitude all through

The review of this Movie prepared by Zipporah a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

Script Analysis of Long Walk to Freedom

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   African


Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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