Films screening at this event

An Act of Defiance

Director
Jean van de Velde
Cast
Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, Sello Motloung
Country
Netherlands, South Africa
Year
2017
Duration
124 min

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 of South African Jews in consigning Apartheid to history.

Winner, Dorfman Best Film Award – UK International Jewish Film Festival 2017