Nelson Mandela International Day: Films Division to pay tribute to the iconic leader-statesman

IAS Prelims 2023


Mumbai, 17th July 2021


Films Division will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the icon of the anti-apartheid movement and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, on his 103rd birth anniversary on 18 July 2021 which is celebrated as the ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’. Films Division will be screening a documentary on the great leader-statesman and human rights activist, on its website under @ “Documentary of the Week” window. The film can also we watched on FD’s YouTube Channel,



Nelson Mandela: A Messiah of Freedom (English/1991/14 mins/V. Packirisamy) highlights the life and struggle of the great South African leader who led the African National Congress to victory in the 1994 election, after being incarcerated for 27 years for leading his people in the fight against apartheid. The film presents his historic visit to India in the year 1990, showing all the honours and affection showered on him by India and her people.




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