Transcript for Spirit of Nelson Mandela Captured in Shining Moment of "Invictus"
Younger generation probably didn't see his walk to freedom but they may have known him instead from. From sports and from the movies particularly that shining moment on the sports field in the movie and -- -- of the name of moving from a famous poem the words that had -- tourist Mandela for 27 years behind bars. Reminding we must be masters of our fate and captains of our souls. What would -- do this new president wants the victim of horrible oppression by whites in South Africa. Whites -- pride was there rugby team the springboks. But as always doubters that underestimated Nelson Mandela -- would learned their language Afrikaans would studied their sport. In order to know how to move white Africans. Into the future. -- their hold -- on rainbow nation. I want from you -- What happened next was played out right there in the 2009 movie and access by the way Mandela himself chose Morgan Freeman to play it. This -- good time to go to our nation. South Africa got to host the rugby World Cup after years of being banned because of a part. And didn't show -- unity. Nelson Mandela came into the locker room and springbok Jersey. And not only did Mandela cheer on the team -- choice but they brought South Africa to victory. Leaving us with -- indelible image of the nation's first black president wearing the uniform and once they're willing to fight depression. Presenting the trophy to the captain. For his victory. And the victory of generosity.
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