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  • Hachette Australia

Mandela: A Film and Historical Companion

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Prose: non-fiction

The film is going to attract a huge amount of media attention and the book will benefit from this. We will be offering extract to newspaper supplements and playing up the huge amount of historical detail as well as the beautiful images.

This is the sort of beautiful, fascinating book that will pop up in 'must buy' columns and gift guides, we expect mentions everywhere, from luxury magazine

It's a movie tie-in unlike any other: a combination of dramatic recreations and history, featuring film stills alongside archival photographs of actual events; a narrative text drawn from LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, complemented by Mandela's own words and artefacts from his personal papers and archive, and first-person accounts from comrades who fought alongside him in the struggle against apartheid. This is Mandela in his own words beautifully interpreted through the lens of the film.

Exclusive excerpts from the film script, lush, full-color panoramas of the South African landscapes where the film was shot on location, and interviews with the filmmakers plus commentary from the principal cast, combine to provide a unique view into this epic motion picture and its creation.

Fans of the movie and Mandela admirers, whatever their age, will relish this exceptional and unparalleled portrait of the life of an extraordinary and beloved historical icon.

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