Palm World Voices – Mandela (Palm Pictures, 2006)
Mandela is the latest installment of the must have Palm Pictures series Palm World Voices. The beautifully packaged boxed set collection includes a DVD, a soundtrack CD , a 48-page book and a National Geographic map. It is scheduled for release July 18, coinciding with the South African leader’s 88th
The DVD is titled Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation. Shot during the historic 1994 presidential election, it narrates the history of Nelson Mandela and his effect on South African politics up to the presidential
election, using interviews with Mandela himself, family members and many
important leaders in South African life. The documentary includes fascinating
archival footage, which shows the brutality of the apartheid regime in 20th
century south Africa.
The soundtrack CD includes some of the key figures in South African jazz and
popular music. Some of the artists included are: Vusi Mahlasela, the Manhattan Brothers, the late Brenda Fassie, the “white Zulu” Johnny Clegg, legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and the African National Congress Choir.
The 48-page book includes dozens of photos and art images, and an essay by British journalist Robin Densenlow.
The boxed set also includes a 20″ x 30″ National Geographic map.