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Director Tony Palmer tells the incredible life story of Athol Fugard, the prolific playwright, novelist, and director who exposed the horrors of South Africa's apartheid system for the entire world to see. Interviews with Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Yvonne Bryceland and others help to illuminate Fugard's remarkable legacy.

  1. Tony Palmer


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  1. Athol Fugard

    Athol Fugard


  2. John Kani

    John Kani


  3. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley


  4. Winston Ntshona

    Winston Ntshona


  5. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman


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  • May 28, 2012


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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