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Tom Henke
Mrs. Fox
Capstone
16 December 2009
Invictus
After viewing the movie Invictus, I believe that this film study should appear in Unit 5, Building a Team.
The film Invictus, follows the true story of how Nelson Mandela, Morgan Freeman and Francois Pienaar, Matt Damon, the captain of the South African rugby team, help strengthen their country again.   President Mandela knows that his country continues to be racially and economically separate after racial segregation.   President Nelson Mandela believes he can bring his “family” together through the popular sport, rugby.   Mandela fires up the South African rugby team as they go for their remarkable run in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Dialogue Questions:
1.Will President Mandela’s risky action work?
2.What are the similarities and differences between President Mandela and Francois Pienaar?
3.What changes occur in the Presidential guards
    throughout the movie?

Character Guide:
President Nelson Mandela: Morgan Freeman
Francois Pienaar: Matt Damon
Jason Tshabalala: Tony Kgoroge
Springbok Coach: Louis Minnaar

Dear Monika Byrd,
I am writing you today for the request that a film study for Invictus be included in the next edition of the textbook.
I firmly believe this film study should be included in the next textbook because I think it is a terrific leadership role movie; which is what the name of the book is, Leadership Development Studies.   There are many cases in the movie where leadership was taken by two very important people and actually help built the nation back up.   There were many times throughout the movie where I actually choked up because of how great he movie was and how it touched my heart to see examples of how great leadership can truly help “on and off the field”.
I think this film study would appropriately fit in Unit 5, Building a Team. This is the topic unit I think best fits this movie because the way that I saw it was that both Nelson Mandela and...

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