Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Learning Through Movies: Nelson Mandella & Apartheid

We were at a restaurant last night and saw on the news that Nelson Mandella had been released from the hospital. My husband started explaining to Alex who he was and then told her he knew of a great movie that would teacher her a lot about him, South Africa, and apartheid. She knows 3 sisters (triplets!) from South Africa, so this would seem more 'real' to her.

The movie is by ESPN and it's a 30 for 30 film called "The 16th Man". It's the story of how Mandella used the sport of rugby to unite his country after becoming president. It's an amazing story! (My link is to YouTube, but it is also available on Netflix.)


KW said...

I haven't seen the 16th man, but I did see Invictus, which is based off of the book. It was an okay movie, but it really shows that transition. I have had the book on my list for some time to read.

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Homeschool on the Croft said...

Hi Dana, I haven't called around for ages ... so here I am, not quite able to have a cuppa and chat, but able to say Hi nevertheless :)

I like the look of this movie ... I saw Invictus (there is a lot of misunderstanding, I think, with the apartheid issue, but I really did like that movie).

Gonna watch this on Youtube right now ... though I probably won't be able to watch too much of it - it's late here in the UK right now.

Nice to catch up again - off to do some browsing :)

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