In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros.,Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela, left, and Matt Damon portrays Francois Pienaar in a scene from the film, "Invictus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros.,Keith Bernstein)
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros.,Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela, left, and Matt Damon portrays Francois Pienaar in a scene from the film, "Invictus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros.,Keith Bernstein) ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros.,Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela, left, and Matt Damon portrays Francois Pienaar in a scene from the film, "Invictus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros.,Keith Bernstein) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rugby, racism and Nelson Mandela: Local screenwriter’s film ‘Invictus’ hits the big screen

December 16, 2009 12:28 AM

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