This is the year for black cinema, and right before the end of the year there is one must see movie that came out today. “Long Walk to Freedom”, a movie showing the journey of Nelson Mandela. Idris Elba, who plays Nelson Mandela, shared in a recent interview that the role hit close to home.
There are a lot of mix reviews on the films from the critics. Here are some of the few comments that stood out to me:
“The image of Nelson Mandela — sweet eyes and smile belying the power within him, the pain endured and the conflict he witnessed — is so much a part of our world. The most important thing “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has going for it is to enlighten audiences about what makes the man tick.” ~ Joe Neumaier