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Title An act of defiance [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Menemsha Films, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 123 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Jean Van De Velde.
Cast Peter Paul Muller (Bram Fischer), Antoinette Louw (Molly Fischer), Sello Motloung (Nelson Mandela), Sean Ventner, Izel Bezuidenhout (Ilse Fischer), Clayton Boyd, Hannes Brummer.
Summary In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (exceptionally played by Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested. With An Act of Defiance, Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army) captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 -- Trials, litigations, etc.
Fischer, Bram, 1908-1975.
Rivonia Trial, Pretoria, South Africa, 1964.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- South Africa.
Political activists -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- History -- 1961-1994.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Velde, Jean van de, 1957- film director. screenwriter. Field director. Screenwriter.
Muller, Peter Paul, actor. Actor.
Louw, Antoinette, 1975- actor. Actor.
Motloung, Sello, actor. Actor.
Venter, Sean, actor. Actor.
Bezuidenhout, Izel, actor. Actor.
Boyd, Clayton, actor. Actor.
Brummer, Hannes, actor. Actor.
Harvey, Matt, screenwriter. Screenwriter.
Morgan, Dominic, screenwriter. Screenwriter.
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Music No. MWT12264010

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