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Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes

Nick Stadlen Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Sunday, 7 April 2019

4:00pm

2 hours

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen introduces a showing of his award-winning documentary on the Rivonia Trial that condemned Nelson Mandela to life in prison and talks about its making.

Stadlen produced, directed and narrated Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes, a 90-minute film based on unique filmed interviews he conducted with Mandela’s surviving co-defendants and lawyers in the Pretoria Supreme Court, in the Rivonia safe house and on Robben Island. The film tells the stories of those who courageously fought for a non-racial democracy in South Africa and of the brilliant legal team that took huge risks to defend them. The film won the award for best international film at the Encounters South African Documentary Film Festival.

Stadlen spent six years as a high court judge before retiring in 2013. Since then, he has spent time researching the history of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Here he talks to his son, LBC radio host Matthew Stadlen, a former Telegraph interviewer and BBC presenter.

This event lasts two hours

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BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden