The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will present a new series of documentaries they say are inspired by Nelson Mandela.
Live to lead will air just weeks after their relationship with the monarchy hit new lows following damaging statements made in a six-part Netflix documentary that sheds light on their lives. in California and the royal family’s journey.
Their new project, which will also air on the streaming service, launches on December 31 and features a promotional trailer featuring footage of Mandela, a human rights staunch and former South Korean president. Africa, and climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
In the short trailer, Harry says: “This is inspired by Nelson Mandela, who once said ‘the important thing in life is not just how much we live…”
Meghan completed the quote by saying: “…the difference we make in the lives of others determines the importance of the lives we lead.”
Live To Lead is a project of the Nelson Mandela Foundation created and directed by Geoff Blackwell and its seven 25-minute episodes executive produced by Harry and Meghan.
At the end of the trailer, Harry says: “It’s about people who have made brave choices…” and Meghan added “…to fight for change and become leaders.”
Netflix said of the series: “Extraordinary leaders reflect on their legacies and share messages of courage, compassion, humility, hope, and generosity.
“Inspired by the iconic legacy of Nelson Mandela, Live To Lead highlights fundamental values, daily disciplines, and guiding principles that leaders use to motivate others and create meaningful change.
“Featured interviews include: former deputy US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; climate change activist Greta Thunberg, lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, South African national rugby team captain and social inequality campaigner Siya Kolisi, feminist icon and social justice activist Gloria Steinem, and anti-apartheid activist and former South African Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs.”
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Mr Blackwell said the series was conceived while he was writing a book about Mandela and his prison letters to Ruth Hobday, and he recognized the former president’s qualities as contrast to modern politicians “shamefully pursuing their own self-interests”.
He added: “This contrast has strengthened our determination to honor Mandela’s values by presenting stories of leaders distinguished by their moral courage, belief in their ideas and values and their preferences for others.”
When he approached the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the organization agreed to participate in the project, and its chief executive officer Sello Hatang said:Live To Lead made to help inspire better leaders who are committed to ending poverty and inequality and are at the forefront of creating a just society like Nelson’s dreams Mandela.”
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