BRIEF ON HIS BACKGROUND – Nelson Mandela was born in South Africa in 1918. Was named Nelson by his English school teacher Until 1992, the government in South Africa ran an apartheid . An apartheid is when black people have to live apart from white people Most black people had no jobs, were very poor and could not vote because of this.
Nelson grew up in a village and went away to study law when he was a young man. He wanted to help free black people from apartheid . In 1944 he joined the African National Congress . They made protests about the apartheid but Nelson wasarrested and jailed twice for being the leader of the ANC In 1960 the government killed many black people for taking part in these protests. In 1963 Nelson was sent to prison for taking part in these protests
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. He was released in 1990 after the laws were changed. In 1991 he became president of the ANC and encouraged the president of Africa to end apartheid. He won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for this and then became president of South Africa in 1994 – and black people were allowed to vote for the first time. He worked to bring peace to the country and to help black people. He retired in 1999 and now travels the world helping other countries solve their problems.
INVICTUS –THE MOVIE Invictus is a 2009 biographical sports drama film Directed by Clint Eastwood Starring Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francios Pienaar. The story is based on the John Carlin book titled: Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game
Plot Summary:The film tells the inspiring true story of how NelsonMandela joined forces with the captain of SouthAfricas rugby team to help unite their country.Newly elected President Mandela knows his nationremains racially and economically divided in thewake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his peopletogether through the universal language of sport,Mandela rallies South Africas underdog rugby teamas they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World CupChampionship match.