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An Act of Defiance Movie

Take a look tot his teaser poster of An Act of Defiance, the upcoming biography drama movie set in Apartheid era South Africa in 1963 and which is directed by Jean van de Velde and starring Peter Paul Muller, Sello Motloung, Gregg Viljoen, Antoinette Louw, and José Domingos:

(Click on the poster to enlarge.)


AN ACT OF DEFIANCE

“We have to put on a show of defiance that inspires others to fight on.” – Nelson Mandela

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Plot synopsis:
“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?”

Listen to Nelson Mandela’s historic speech in this video:


Nelson Mandela, 1964: ‘I am prepared to die’ – audio recording of speech at sabotage trial

The film has to get a US release date, but it should be released on March 1, 2017 in South Africa.

Stay tuned with us for more details about An Act of Defiance.
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