Madiba: Life and Times of Nelson Mandela (2004) This 2004 documentary looks at the many truly extraordinary intimate epiphanies of Mandela's life: Whether it's the silent walk with his mother to the Royal Kraal as a nine-year old...or the fiery end to his first marriage...the ice-cream counter decision to face the death penalty...the moment when he was told of his mother and son's death on Robben Island...the moment PW Botha served him tea...or how he reacted to the girl who broke down at a Toronto school named in his honour. This captivating biography is replete with the adventure, mishap, fortune and inexhaustible resolve of a truly historic life. Project Mandela (2009) In the late 1980s, Nelson Mandela stood alone against the apartheid state. This 2009 film reveals f or the first time the torturous journey that Mandela undertook on behalf of the vast majority of South Africans. From 1977 to 1990, the apartheid government agonized over the release of Nelson Mandela. In recounting that process, this programme grips like a political thriller. While Prime Minister PW Botha prevaricates over meeting Mandela in person, Mandela patiently seeks a meeting with Botha. The slow-brewing Project Mandela comes to fruition on 11 February 1990 when Mandela walks through the gates of Pollsmoor to freedom and into history.