Today I had the chance to see the movie Invictus which I for a long time have wanted to see.
The movie, where the story is based on the John Carlin book “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation” about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid.
This is a story filled with heart and sense and I totally loved it. I was deeply touched by the spirit uniting the people of South Africa throughout the movie. I was so filled with joy for their victory when they won and succeeded, not only in winning – but in uniting the country as well !
here recited the poem that inspired the South African Nation
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
One day, South Africa, I will visit you !