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‘The 16th Man’ tells the emotional story of the end of apartheid in South Africa, the start of Nelson Mandela’s new government with its goal of racial unity, and how the South African rugby team’s victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup brought a healing process to the country. The film highlights how Mandela used the game of rugby to make a deeply divided, distressed nation whole at a time when traditional politics were failing, and how the 1995 Rugby World Cup win became the turning point in South Africa’s history.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    52 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
  • Genre
  • Awards
    4th Television Academy Honors Award International Emmy Awards 2011 Encounters Audience Award for Best South African Documentary
  • Director
    Clifford Bestall
  • Screenwriter
    John Carlin
  • Producer
    Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary
  • Executive Producer
    Connor Schell, Joan Lynch, Bill Simmons, John Dahl, John Skipper, Keith Clinkscales
  • Cast
    Morgan Freeman (Narrator), Justice Bekebeke, Cliff Bestall, François Pienaar, James Small, Morné du Plessis (Springbok Manager)
  • Editor
    Ashley Smith
  • Composer
    Phil Hernandez, Chris Maxwell, Joel Beckerman, Tom Fox, Marshall Smith