LEADERS UNCUT

Uses historic interviews done with ANC and democratic movement leaders in the eighties and early nineties. The idea again was to cut as little as possible and to look for sections of key interviews that tell a story in the most direct way. The first episodes of this series feature Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada, and unionists Jay Naidoo and Emma Mashinini.

NELSON MANDELA

Nelson Mandela talks about his arrest before the Rivonia Trial and his imprisonment.

CHRIS HANI

Chris Hani tells us about the Wankie campaign, the first attempt at an armed incursion by ANC guerrillas.

WALTER SISULU & AHMED KATHRADA

Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada on the raid on Liliesleaf farm and their sentencing

JAY NAIDOO

Jay Naidoo on his early influences and how he became involved in the trade union movement

GOVAN MBEKI

Govan Mbeki takes us back to the colonial wars and early opposition to Apartheid.

EMMA MASHININI

Emma Mashinini, garment worker unionist, reflects on early labour sturggles.