The Man Who Drove with Mandela

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A documentary tribute to Cecil Williams, a leading theatre director in South Africa in 1950s and '60s who was also powerfully committed to the ANC. The fact that he was also gay may be a factor in the ANC's enlightened policies towards homosexuality. Schiller (who made Before Stonewall) combines archive news footage with interview testimony, and casts Redgrave as Williams, wandering a stage set recollecting his life and times. There's not a great deal of Mandela here, but it's a revealing record of wider social attitudes to race and sexuality in post-WWII South Africa.

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Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Greta Schiller
Screenwriter: Mark Gevisser
Cast: Corin Redgrave
Joseph Bale
Gavin Hayward
Robert Tsiesi
Ashley Brownlee
Adnaan Bassier
Walter Sisulu
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