long walk to freedom

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and I couldn't imagine Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela. Then I saw Long Walk to Freedom, the film based on Mandela's autobiography, and now I'm a believer. His accent is perfection, his body language is spot-on and his message still resonates: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin.... People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart." This movie shows the beauty of Africa, the brutality of apartheid, and the rise and fall of Nelson and Winnie Mandela's marriage—a partnership that forever changed a country.

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