Power Moves: OWN Acquires TV Rights to “Mandela Long Walk To Freedom”

January 5, 2014  |  

From ESSENCE

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has acquired the broadcast rights to the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The film chronicles the life of the late South African leader’s education, struggles and imprisonment before taking on presidency and rebuilding the country. British stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris portray Mandela and his wife, Winnie Mandela, in the film.

“We couldn’t be more honored to showcase this powerful film to the OWN viewers. Nelson Mandela was Oprah’s hero, and ultimately, the inspiration behind Oprah’s school in South Africa,” said OWN president Erik Logan. “His story of forgiveness and redemption is a gift not only to the people he touched, but to the world.”

You can read more about the OWN premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom on ESSENCE.com.

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