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Mandela family: New film highlights 'real' side of Nelson, Winnie

A film 16 years in the making, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is making quite an impression on the Mandela family.

His granddaughters, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini told New Day editorial producer Nadia Bilchik that because the film is based on Mandela's autobiography, it highlights an aspect of their grandfather's fight against apartheid that people rarely see– their mother, Winnie Mandela.

Bilchik is originally from Johannesburg, and gained exclusive access to the granddaughters and Winnie to ask them about the performance of British actor Naomi Harris, who plays Winnie in the film.

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Editorial Producer Nadia Bilchik traveled to Soweto in Johannesburg Nov. 22 to meet with Mandela granddaughters Zaziwe Dlamini Manaway and Swati Dlamini (top) and wife Winnie Mandela (bottom).