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The Man Who Drove with Mandela (#104)

Juxtaposing dramatic 1st person narrations by Corin Redgrave as Williams with interviews with activists in the anti-apartheid and Communist movements in South Africa, this docu-drama presents the life of Cecil Williams -- freedom fighter, theatre benefactor, gay rights advocate and homosexual. Williams was with Mandela when they were both arrested in 1962 -- an arrest that resulted in Mandela's long-term imprisonment [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns. Actor Stanley Tucci hosts.

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