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The Other Man: Klerk and the End of Apartheid |The Doc|


The Other Man is a political thriller about Nobel laureate F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid-era president. In less than four years he went from being Mandela’s jailor to his vice president. Together they changed history for the better and may have prevented a civil war, yet little is known about de Klerk. The documentary explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this controversial figure.


“Fascinating…tracks his prickly, protean relationship with Nelson Mandela… Even-keeled, Engaging… The stakes were so high and the statesmanship so delicate.” —Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“Extraordinary…powerful…fascinates. His teaming with Mandela unleashed a wave of right-wing violence.” —Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice

"“Brilliant…effortlessly and brilliantly tells a story many overlooked.” —John Cole-Morgan, The South African

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