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Part 1: Troublemaker and Defiance
Episode overview
After his father's death and backing out of an arranged marriage, Nelson flees his village and heads to Johannesburg, where he continues his work as a underground revolutionary.
Part 2: Spear of the Nation and Total Strategy
Episode overview
Despite personal financial hardship, Nelson takes on the grueling task of raising funds for the ANC. Once he ends up at Robben Island serving a life sentence, his friend Oliver keeps the struggle alive on the outside.
Part 3: Brains Not Blood and A New World
Episode overview
Mandela is finally released from prison but his liberation does not come without cost as he is unable to reconcile his marriage. With the country in a state of contention, Mandela is the only man who can unify a divided nation.
Life imprisonment
Episode overview
Imprisoned for life on Robben Island, Nelson keeps up his resistance. Meanwhile the ANC, led by President Oliver Tambo, manages to keep the international spotlight trained on apartheid.
Consciousness without violence
Episode overview
The campaign to free Mandela orchestrated by an exiled Oliver Tambo gains popularity, propelling Mandela's cause and the anti-apartheid message into international acceptance.
President Mandela
Episode overview
After twenty seven years in prison, freedom for Mandela does not guarantee a free and democratic South Africa. Nelson must face betrayals, personal heartbreak and the loss of his most trusted friend.