LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/67
TitleNelson Mandela
DateNovember 1994
ExtentPart of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
DescriptionAn advert promoting the serialisation of Nelson Mandela's autobiograhy, Long Walk to Freedom, in the Observer LIfe magazine.

Shows a man, shot in black and white, writing on a small piece of paper, which he then buries. Finishes with a shot of the Observer 'Life' magazine (in colour), along with a copy of the newspaper, flung onto the ground on top of the buried manuscript.

Commentary: "What event turned Nelson Mandela from a protector into a terrorist? After 20 years [in gaol] why did he want to stay there for another seven days? Why did the South African police want him to escape? How did he smuggle out his autobiography? Find out in Nelson Mandela's own story, Long Walk to Freedom, starting this Sunday only in the Observer."

The advert starts at 17.43 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 20 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related MaterialAlso included on the 'Historical Reel, 1985-1995' VHS and mp4 are Observer adverts; OBS/9/1/1/19, OBS/9/1/1/20c, OBS/9/1/1/21/1a, OBS/9/1/1/21/2a, OBS/9/1/1/23a, OBS/9/1/1/24/1b, OBS/9/1/1/24/2b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3d, OBS/9/1/1/26c, OBS/9/1/1/27j, OBS/9/1/1/28, OBS/9/1/1/30a, OBS/9/1/1/31d, OBS/9/1/1/32a, OBS/9/1/1/33a, OBS/9/1/1/36b, OBS/9/1/1/37/1a, OBS/9/1/1/37/2a, OBS/9/1/1/38/1a, OBS/9/1/1/39, OBS/9/1/1/40a, OBS/9/1/1/41, OBS/9/1/1/42a, OBS/9/1/1/43a, OBS/9/1/1/44/1a, OBS/9/1/1/44/2a, OBS/9/1/1/45a, OBS/9/1/1/47-61, OBS/9/1/1/62/1a, OBS/9/1/1/62/2, OBS/9/1/1/64/1a, OBS/9/1/1/64/5, OBS/9/1/1/65a, OBS/9/1/1/66a, OBS/9/1/1/68a, OBS/9/1/1/69a and OBS/9/1/1/70.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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