Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

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Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela
Directed by Thomas Allen Harris
Produced by Woo Cho, Thomas Allen Harris, Rudean Leinaeng, Donald Lester Perry II
Written by Thomas Allen Harris
Music by Vernon Reid
Cinematography David Forbes, Jonathan Kovel
Edited by Sabine Hoffmann, Samuel D. Pollard
Release date
  • September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) (Toronto International Film Festival)
Running time
75 minutes
Language English

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela is a 2005 documentary film about a generation of men, considered terrorists by the U.S. government, who left South Africa to form the African National Congress and spread their message across the world. Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris focuses on his stepfather Benjamin Pule Leinaeng, who was among the first ANC members to leave South Africa in 1960.[1]

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela was met with critical acclaim, winning an Independent Spirit Award nomination for its Stranger Than Fiction category and was aired on PBS as part of its Point of View series in 2006.


  1. ^ "Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela - POV - PBS". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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