The Man Who Drove with Mandela (1998)
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Greta Schiller directed this British documentary portrait of gay theater director and political activist Cecil Williams, who went from England to colonial Johannesburg in 1928 to teach in a private school, came to terms with his homosexuality during WWII, joined the anti-fascist Springbok Legion, thrived as a theatrical producer during the post-war years, and was imprisoned during the late '50s. After his release, he posed as Nelson Mandela's chauffeur and smuggled Mandela back into South Africa. Under house arrest, Williams left the country and died in London in 1979. Corin Redgrave reads from Williams' letters and other writings. Shown at the 1998 Edinburgh Film Festival. … More
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