Two-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood directs Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman in a deeply moving true story of two men who unite to heal the wounds of a nation.
South Africa, 1995. After surviving years in prison for his efforts to end injustice, Nelson Mandela (Freeman) has led his country to defeat apartheid and been elected President, but the legacy of 50 years of hatred still threatens to tear South Africa apart. Now, Mandela reaches out to Francois Pienaar (Damon), captain of the Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team -- long a symbol of white oppression. By championing the Springboks' thousand-to-one chance, Mandela, Pienaar and the Springboks unite 43 million South Africans into one nation dreaming of winning the World Cup of Rugby!
Catch this inspiring true story Saturday 6th April, 9.30pm on TVNZ 1.
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