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Goodbye Bafana

 

aka: Color of Freedom
South Africa / Germany 2007, 118 minutes
Dir. Bille August
Genres: Drama / History

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.

 

Aroview: Nelson Mandela's imprisonment and subsequent friendship with a bigoted Afrikaner prison warden is eavesdropped in this humanist portrait of a crucial chapter in South Africa's troubled racial past.

An earnest and unobstrusive history centred on a speculative relationship, the film could be accused of tiptoeing around some of the harsher realities of Mandela's legacy (e.g. his leadership of then terrorist-organisation the ANC). Still, a refreshingly non-star driven biopic rendered with warm fuzzies and good intention.

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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