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An Act of Defiance

CTC Drama

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Synopsis

"The ideal of a democratic and free society is one for which I am prepared to die." — Nelson Mandela

Apartheid is rampant in South Africa, 1963. When ten men are arrested on a farm in Rivonia for conspiring to commit sabotage and violent acts against the repressive S. African government, tenacious lawyer Bram Fisher steps up to the challenge as lead counsel. He soon finds that political leader Nelson Mandela is also on trial. Mandela urges his fellow defendants to plead not guilty and shine light on the systemic corruption against the African people. As the outcome of the trial looks bleak, Mandela gives his famous "I'm Prepared to Die" speech, discussing how the ANC's resistance is justified. But will Mandela's impassioned speech save these men's lives?

Running Time 2hr 15m
Rating CTC | Not yet classified
Cast Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, Sello Motloung, Sean Venter
Director Jean van de Velde

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