Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela/Twins of Mankala (#326)
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA: In the wake of his stepfather's death, Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey of reconciliation with the man who raised him as a son but whom he could never call "father." As part of the first wave of black South African exiles, Harris's stepfather, B. Pule Leinaeng, and his 11 comrades left their home in Bloemfontein in 1960. They told the world about the brutality of the apartheid system and raised support for the fledgling African National Congress and its leader, Nelson Mandela. Drawing upon the memories of the surviving disciples and their families, along with the talent of young South African actors who portray their harrowing experiences, this program an intimate story of family and home against the backdrop of a global movement for freedom.
TWINS OF MANKALA: This program is an examination of culture and place through the eyes of two eight-year-old Kenyan girls, one living in Kenya and the other born and raised in America. It compares a routine day of each of them and looks at the environments that will shape the two children as they grow up. [86 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: A new international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its premiere season, the series features five all-new global docs and 21 notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.
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These episodes of Global Voices aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.