Miracle Rising: South Africa

Videos
27 April 1994: People were lining up outside polling stations before dawn on the day all South Africans voted together...
Bios

Actor & Activist

Articles

Be Part of the Miracle

There are very few countries that can emerge from a brutal past and find the space for hope and...

Miracle Rising: South Africa

MIRACLE RISING®: SOUTH AFRICA is the epic legacy of South Africa’s political transformation that culminated in the first free and fair elections in April 1994. Narrated through personal and intimate accounts from world leaders, politicians, celebrities and journalists, this thought-provoking documentary reflects on South Africa’s very own ‘Miracle’ – the inspiring story of a journey from apartheid to democracy.

MIRACLE RISING®: SOUTH AFRICA is a moving testament to the choices of people, both ordinary and iconic, where the human capacity to find compassion enabled a nation to avoid civil war and reach forgiveness for the greater good. From Nelson Mandela’s decision to learn Afrikaans while in prison, to the amnesty hearings of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, it explores the difficult decisions that were taken enabling enemies to achieve peace. From the evil legacy of apartheid, to the triumphant first democratic elections, the documentary moves beyond mere chronology, into the hearts and minds of the leaders and people of South Africa, culminating in the electrifying behind-the-scenes events of the elections.

Offering valuable lessons in peace-making, MIRACLE RISING®: SOUTH AFRICA focuses on the visionary leadership and negotiations that brought about transition of the nationalist regime to a system of one-person, one-vote. Told through simple, intimate portraits of key players, it weaves an epic story of a nation into an intimate history of men and women determined to change the country for the best for all who live there.

Where to Watch

HISTORY

Sky: 529 & 530 (+1)
Virgin Media: 234
BT: 432

H2

Sky: 531
Virgin Media: 236

The World Wars

World War 1 changed them, they then changed the world.

Find out more

Big Rig Bounty Hunters

The dollar sign keeps these truckers hunting.Thursdays 9pm.

Find out more

Barry'd Treasure

Barry Weiss travels around the US checking off items on his bizarre and hilarious bucket list.

Find out more

The World of Tanks

Brought to you by Wargaming.net, proud sponsors of HISTORY.

Find out more

American Pickers

Travel the world with your favourite pickers, Mondays 10pm.

Visit show page

America's Book of Secrets

Discover more about America's history. Mondays 9pm on H2.

Find out more

American Restoration

Transforming the rusty into the regal, brand new episodes Thursdays 10pm.

Find out more

Pawn Stars

Step inside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop every Monday night from 9pm.

Visit show page

Shipping Wars

Need something shipped, we know the guys to call.

Find out more