Movie suggestion: The Color of Freedom

Last night my wife and I watched “The Color of Freedom” (2007 movie starring Dennis Haysbert of 24). This is a movie about the true story of the relationship between a white South African guard and Nelson Mandela during 20 of his 31 years of imprisonment. The guard, James Gregory, is chosen to be around Mandela because he learned the tribal language (that Mandela speaks) as a boy playing with black children. The movie is definitely a must watch. Some of the accents are hard to understand at first and it is rated R for curse words but still a must watch in my book. The movie is based on the guard’s memoirs entitled, “Goodbye Bafana.”


Filed under Race, Racial Reconciliation

2 responses to “Movie suggestion: The Color of Freedom

  1. Amy

    We watched this movie a couple of weeks ago and I really liked it, but I think that Joseph Fiennes is an excellent actor so I knew I would. I thought the contrast at the end–Mandela stepping out of his imprisonment in this fancy house into fame and Gregory returning to his modest house into obscurity was especially poignant. Great movie though.

  2. MLMarquez


    Can someone assist me. I work with American Indian youth and I have been saved and need books to reach those I counsel. Does anyone have books, tapes and movies they can donate to reach those affected by drugs, alcholism, poverty and suicide. I want to approach many new believers with Christian Counseling methodology.

    ML Marquez, Educator
    PO BOx 413, Farmington, NM 87401

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