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An Act of Defiance South Africa, Netherlands / 2017

"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

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