Voices from Robben Island (1994)

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This film looks at the Island's 400-year history through the eyes of people incarcerated there. From those lepers and lunatics that were first locked up in the 17th century to their most ... See full summary »

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Adam Low

Writer:

Adam Low

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Credited cast:
Neville Alexander Neville Alexander ... Self - Former Prisoner
Sfiso Buthelezi Sfiso Buthelezi ... Self - Former Prisoner
Eddie Daniels Eddie Daniels ... Self - Former Prisoner
Lionel Davis Lionel Davis ... Voice (voice)
Mike de Nysschen Mike de Nysschen ... Self - Former Prison Commandant (archive footage) (as Col. Mike de Nysschen)
Aubrey Du Toit Aubrey Du Toit ... Self - Former Prison Guard (as Sgt. Aubrey Du Toit)
Mike Green Mike Green ... Self - Former Prison Guard (as Lieut. Mike Green)
James Gregory James Gregory ... Self - Former Prison Guard and Censor (as Lieut. James Gregory)
Ahmed Kathrada ... Self - Former Prisoner
Kwesi Kobus Kwesi Kobus ... Voice (voice)
Patrick Lekota Patrick Lekota ... Self - Former Prisoner (as Patrick 'Terror' Lekota)
Hein Lottering Hein Lottering ... Voice (voice)
Mac Maharaj Mac Maharaj ... Self - Former Prisoner
Nelson Mandela ... Self - Former Prisoner
Andrew Mapheto Andrew Mapheto ... Self - Former Prisoner
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This film looks at the Island's 400-year history through the eyes of people incarcerated there. From those lepers and lunatics that were first locked up in the 17th century to their most infamous inmates Mandela, Sisulu, Mbeki, Kathrada, Mlangeni - the freedom fighters against Apartheid South Africa. 'Voices of Robben Island' reveals the great courage of some of its prisoners through the personal accounts of individuals such as Nelson Mandela and Mbeki. The result is not simply a moving character led film, but a piece of history in itself.

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South Africa

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English

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1 January 1994 (USA) See more »

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