“I think that it’s a very good portrayal of the book. I have seen it several times. Two weeks ago, we saw it in Boston… Naturally, with a book like that, which encompasses several hundred pages, it’s not easy to include everything about his life. But I think it was quite a fair portrayal. I was quite satisfied with it.” Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela’s longtime prisonmate, is very pleased with the new movie adaptation of his friend’s autobiography Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.