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PR Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela on DVD Jan 31

PBS Distribution



The story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman.

Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY'S GREATEST LEADERS
Available on DVD from PBS Distribution January 31st

Mandela

Arlington, Va. - January 23, 2012 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela on DVD. FRONTLINE presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman. This program will be available on DVD January 31, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $24.99. The DVD run time is 120 minutes.

Program Synopsis
This two-hour biography is filled with insights, from Mandela's noble upbringing in the rural Transkei where his values and attitudes were shaped by tradition and royal prerogative - to old colleagues' anecdotes about his self-discipline, guarded privacy and quite early sense of his own historic destiny. A major part of Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela probes how Mandela transformed himself in prison. On Robben Island he became the master of his own prison; through intelligence, charm and dignified defiance he bent to his will even the most brutal prison officials. The program also examines Mandela's electric relationship with Winnie Madikizela Mandela and chronicles Mandela's negotiations with the increasingly embattled white rulers of South Africa.

Along with interviews, unique photos, and rare archival film, the program also utilizes analyses from Mandela's biographers, Richard Stengel and Anthony Sampson, illuminating not only what separates Mandela from ordinary men - his singular pursuit of his life's mission, his unwavering moral certitude, his own sense of his destiny - but also, what makes him like the rest of us: his vanity, his anger, his stubbornness.

About FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and by Reva and David Logan. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation and by the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund. FRONTLINE is closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by the Media Access Group at WGBH. FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally. Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films (Prohibition, The National Parks, The War, Baseball, Jazz), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins), FRONTLINE (God in America, Bush's War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (Freedom Riders, We Shall Remain), dramas from Masterpiece (Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Inspector Lewis), films from independent producers (Easy Yoga for Arthritis, The Buddha, The Story of India, Carrier, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children's programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, and Arthur. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS- branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including the internet, mobile, and web-connected television.

Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Street Date: January 31, 2012
Genre: Biography
Run Time: 120 Minutes
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD


PBS Distribution

January 31, 2012, 8:39 am - PR
Keywords: documentary





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