Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 16th Man

Morgan Freeman narrates The 16th Man and it tells the same story as Clint Eastwood's Invictus, the film that garnered Freeman an Academy Award nod earlier this year. The title refers to Nelson Mandela, named the 16th man to South Africans rugby team after he urged the Africans in his country to embrace the whites and their rugby team, and in doing so inspired a nation, and led to victory in the 1995 World Cup. Although I was familiar with the story, I enjoyed this program and also liked how a more in depth histroy of South Africa was given.