Nelson Mandela's life story now a TV series

By Hindustan Times

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's life story is to be turned into a six-part television mini-series co-created by his grandson, the producers behind the multinational project said Monday. Entitled Madiba, Mandela's clan name, the series "will take a broad view of the inner passions and
outside forces that guided him," they said in a statement.

With a budget of $30 million (24 million euros), the project will explore Mandela's relationship with his mother, his political activism, imprisonment, rise as political leader and election as South Africa's first black president.

The producers did not say who would play the democracy icon, whose Nelson Mandela Foundation said it supported the undertaking and was helping with research.

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