|The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid
A film by Nicolas Rossier
75 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president - with de Klerk as his deputy President.
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"Fascinating. Tracks de Klerk's prickly relationship with Nelson Mandela in abolishing almost a half-century of official oppression." - The New York Times
"Informative, provocative, and unsettling. Highly recommended for anyone interested in history, justice, and complex moral figures." - Film Forward
"Commendably even-handed." - Variety
"Powerful, solidly crafted...the political life it maps out fascinates." - The Village Voice
"A gripping and nuanced examination of a transformative figure in history. With a resurgence of debates about the legacies of racism and growing inequality, this timely film offers an unflinching look into the shadows of our past." - Matthew Kustenbauder, Research Fellow, Harvard University
See details about this film's theatrical run.
● 20 years after Apartheid (Discussion with Thabo Mbeki, Max Dupree & F.W. de Klerk)