"The ideal of a democratic and free society is one for which I am prepared to die." — Nelson Mandela
1963, South Africa. Ten men – some black, some Jewish – are arrested for conspiring to commit sabotage against the Apartheid state and its government. Led by fellow defendant Nelson Mandela and represented by courageous lawyer Bram Fischer, the group members plead not guilty, shifting attention instead to the corrupted and grossly unjust political system.
This powerful and captivating true story captures a seminal moment in the fight against racism and explores the little known history of South African Jews in consigning Apartheid to history.
123 mins / English, Afrikaans (English subtitles)
Director — Jean van de Velde
Cast — Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, Sello Motloung, Sean Venter
Category — Feature
Co-presented by Plus61J; a screening of South African Rivonia Trial drama An Act of Defiance with a post-screening discussion with Nicholas Wolpe, the founder and CEO of the Liliesleaf Trust and Legacy Project, who joins us from South Africa.
Sunday Oct 28 — 3:30pm
Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
Following the screening of An Act of Defiance, join Nicholas Wolpe, the South African founder and CEO of the Liliesleaf Trust and Legacy Project, in conversation.
Co-presented by Plus61J
Monday Oct 29 — 6:30pm
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
Co-presented by Plus61J; a screening of South African Rivonia Trial drama An Act of Defiance with a post-screening discussion with Jane Harris who will reflect on her family’s involvement in 1960s South African society.
Sunday Nov 11 — 2:15pm
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick session times Thu 25 Oct – 4:15pm Mon 29 Oct – 6:30pm Sun 4 Nov – 12:15pm Wed 7 Nov – 12:00pm Sat 10 Nov – 9:15pm Mon 12 Nov – 6:30pm Thu 15 Nov – 6:30pm Mon 19 Nov – 4:20pm
Dendy Cinemas, Canberra session times Thu 8 Nov – 7:00pm
Roseville Cinemas session times Sun 11 Nov – 2:15pm
Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave session times Thu 15 Nov – 7:00pm
Greater Union Cinemas, Morley session times Thu 15 Nov – 7:00pm
New Farm Cinemas, New Farm session times Thu 15 Nov – 7:00pm