AN ACT OF DEFIANCE
Drama | Netherlands (2017) | 123 minutes | English, Afrikaans with English Subtitles
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6:45 PM – REGAL SHADOWOOD 16
In this riveting historical drama set in South Africa’s era of segregation, 10 political activists, including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Jewish and Apartheid fighters, face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage. Bram Fischer, a gutsy, sympathetic white, Afrikaner lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide his own ties to the resistance.
DIRECTOR: JEAN VAN DE VELDE
Winner, Best Film - UK Jewish Film Festival 2017; Audience Favorite: Gold Award - Mill Valley Film Festival 2017
Sponsors: Cathy Hertzberg, Emmelle & Alvin Segal, Gil & John Ingram