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The Man Who Drove with Mandela

  • Film
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Time Out says

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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Release Details

  • 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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