Reflection On The Movie Invictus

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ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City “Mandela: The South Africa’s Bastion of Transformation” A Reflection Paper on the Movie “Invictus” Submitted by: CDR FERDINAND P GLORIA PN CGSC CL 60 SEMINAR DELTA I. Plot Summary “Invictus” is a movie that tells about the inspiring true story of Nelson Mandela’s early days as President of South Africa, and particularly how he viewed the country’s rugby team, the Springboks led by its team captain Francois Pienaar, and an upcoming World Cup event to be held in South Africa, as an opportunity to bring the country together. Mandela senses that this might be a great opportunity to bring the blacks and the whites together with pride in a winning home team. When Mandela assumed as President in 1994, he recognizes the tremendous challenges facing his government in a land torn apart brought by apartheid era. Apartheid is the legalized racial segregation system in South Africa which existed from 1948 to1991. Racial tensions are at an all-time high, people are struggling with the effects of crippling unemployment, and a new black government has shifted the balance of political power. (Simpson, 2009) II. Who is Nelson Mandela? Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umata in the Transkei on the 18th July 1918. In 1944, He joined the African National Congress (ANC), a radical group advocating African Nationalism grounded on the principle

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