22 Feature Films Of The African Diaspora To See At The Toronto International Film Festival

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 5, 2013 11:29 AM
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MandelaLong Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, in a film directed by Justin Chadwick, which highlights Mandela's early life, education and 27 years in prison. 

Likely another Oscar contender. Producers have said that the film will have an "epic sweep," from a script written by GladiatorShadowlands and Les Miserables writer, William Nicholson.

South African stars Tony KgorogeRiaad Moosa, Zolani MkivaJamie Bartlett, Lindiwe MatshikizaDeon Lotz and Terry Pheto, round out the cast.

The film is said to be a definitive work on the life of Nelson Mandela. 

Check out the first full trailer below:

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3 Comments

  • Booker | September 7, 2013 11:34 AMReply

    Thanks for the list.

  • Quentin | September 4, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    I will be seeing 12 years and Of Good Report.

  • QUENTIN | September 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    Oh, and Heart of a Lion and the Dominican film too.

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