Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
As the world responds to Nelson Mandela's passing, FRONTLINE is making The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela — its definitive two-hour documentary film on the remarkable leader — available to watch online for the very first time.
WILL-TV will also air The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 11.
In The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, FRONTLINE tells the intimate and surprising story of a Mandela few people know: a bomb-throwing revolutionary who became a skilled politician in prison, and a passionate man who sacrificed the love of his life for a country that needed him more.
Widely hailed as the definitive television biography of Mandela, the documentary draws on stories and insights from Mandela's closest colleagues, fellow prisoners, friends and political adversaries —as well as unique photos and rare archival film — to paint an intimate portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest leaders.
FRONTLINE is also exploring Mandela's legacy through illuminating digital content — including an interactive Facebook timeline that chronicles his formative upbringing, his time in prison, and his trailblazing quest to end Apartheid in the country he loved.
Praise for The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
"Arguably, television's most detailed and comprehensive biography to date of the person who led South Africa out of the darkness of brutality and bigotry into the light of civil and human rights." - New York Daily News
"[The producers] succeed brilliantly, introducing the masses to Mandela the man rather than the living monument." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
"This is, without contest, the definitive TV biography of that remarkable politician, statesman and leader who changed his world." - Houston Chronicle