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Mandela Long Walk To Freedom

This is a trailer for a biopic about the life of the South African politician and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, here played by Idris Elba. The feature film was passed at 12A but the trailer had no particular category request. Analyse and rate the trailer, highlighting the issues you spot, then compare your notes and recommendation with notes from a BBFC Examiner.

Remember that trailers come unbidden to audiences who may have elected to see a very different kind of film. Consider the tone of the trailer: do you feel it makes a difference to know that some of these things really happened? How much do you think younger viewers would understand about what is happening, and how important is that to the classification?
 

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