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A film that inspires and lifts spirits, Invictus was released on December 3rd, 2009. The film presents us with the post-Apartheid South Africa, where the then elected president Nelson Mandela faces all the social and economic problems in the country as a result of so many years of oppression. Rugby plays a critical role in the movie, as the tool to promote changes in society, lifting and uniting the nation during the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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Henrique's Final Thoughts

Invictus takes us through an emotional ride, as we can expect from any piece about Nelson Mandela. His journey keeps motivating us to this day, and the excellent acting of Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon brings even more life to it. Check it out to see the power of sport and its potential to unite a nation!

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