WINNIE MANDELA Available on DVD & Blu-Ray, 12/3
One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of WINNIE MANDELA on December 3, 2013. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, Sacrifice and courage. The film will be available on DVD for a SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for a SRP of $29.97.
WINNIE MANDELA follows the story of a proud young Winnie (Hudson), who finds love with a rising political star, Nelson Mandela (Howard), after moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa. When Nelson is imprisoned for protesting the brutal Apartheid government, Winnie works tirelessly to win his freedom and to carry on his message of peace and equality. Her struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive was rewarded by years of persecution and imprisonment, including 18 months of solitary confinement. Throughout, her resolve to fight for her freedom, her family and her country never wavered. Her leadership and unconquerable spirit caught the attention of the world and earned her the name "the mother of the nation."
WINNIE MANDELA is an adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob's biography Winnie Mandela: A Life and is directed by Darrell Roodt with a screenplay by Andre Pieterse and Darrell Roodt. Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren wrote the film's original song "Bleed For Love", which is sung by the film's star Jennifer Hudson.