An Act of Defiance
Director: Jean van de Velde
Drama / Netherlands / 124 minutes / 2018 / English adn Africaans with English subtitles
Sunday, March 11 / 4:30 PM / Spotlight Theaters, Hartford ( Parking will be validated - Thank you LAZ Parking)
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, 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.
An Act of Defiance 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.