One Humanity tells the story of how the world came to focus on the ending of the apartheid regime in South Africa through two star-studded concerts that were broadcast around the world. The film explores how they added to the pressure on South Africa already battered from uprising within the country and the erosion of the western support and the ending of the Cold War.

The story is multi-layered and gives voice to the history of the global anti-apartheid movement from those that were intimately involved. The contributors include leading South African politicians including President Jacob Zuma, Frene Ginwala, Pallo Jordan, Mac Maharaj, Baleka Mbete, Essop Pahad and Amb. Abdul Minty, and British politicians Peter Hain MP, Lord Neil Kinnock, The Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn and Lord Robert Hughes, along with Alan Yentob who in 1988 was controller of BBC2, which broadcast the whole of the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute on BBC & Lord Joel Joffe the lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. From the US, interviewees include Ron Dellums, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist, and ES Reddy, who set up and chaired the UN committee against Apartheid. These key figures illuminate a story of vision, strategy, empathy and hope. Plus wonderful performances or interviews from Annie Lennox, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gabriel, Steven Van Zandt, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Armatrading, The Manhattan Brothers, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Stetsasonic, Dr Jonas Gwangwa, Gil Scott Heron, Aswad, Sly & Robbie, Bonnie Raitt, Mahotella Queens, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.