Starz & Encore to Honor Nelson Mandela, 12/14-15

In honor of the life and achievements of visionary leader Nelson Mandela, Starz and ENCORE will present a simulcast across the flagship stations this Saturday, December 14th starting at 12:00pm ET/PT, of three films depicting his life, including Mandela (documentary,1996), Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997), and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002). Starz IN BLACK will also air Mandela on Sunday, December 15th, at 9:00am and 2:45pm ET/PT and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony at 1:00pm ET/PT. ENCORE BLACK will air Mandela and De Klerk on Sunday, December 15th at 11:00am and 4:45pm ET/PT.

FILM SYNOPSES:

Mandela (1996)

This Oscar(R) nominated documentary traces the life of South African president Nelson Mandela, beginning with his early childhood. His work as an anti-apartheid activist, his prison sentence and eventual release, are recounted. (Featuring footage of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, and F.W. de Klerk)

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Civil rights activist Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk -- onetime ideological enemies -- see their nation through the potentially explosive transition from apartheid to racial equity in this Golden Globe(R) nominated drama. (Starring Sidney Poitier, and Michael Caine)

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

Music played a major role in the South African struggle against apartheid and this Black Reel(R) winning documentary chronicles that emotional journey via archival footage, interviews and performances. (Starring Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, and Walter Cronkite)

STARZ, Starz IN BLACK, ENCORE, and ENCORE BLACK's Nelson Mandela Programming Includes:

Starz and ENCORE SIMULCAST

Saturday, December 14th at 12:00pm ET/PT

12:00pm Mandela (documentary, 1996)

2:00pm Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

4:00pm Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002)

Starz IN BLACK

Sunday, December 15th

9:00am Mandela (documentary, 1996)

1:00pm Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002)

2:45pm Mandela (documentary, 1996)

ENCORE BLACK

Sunday, December 15th

11:00am Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

4:45pm Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

*all times ET/PT




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