The State Against Mandela and the Others

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The State Against Mandela and the Others

Directed by Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte

  • France 2018; 105 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: South Africa's apartheid regime was in the dock. Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.

Production

  • BIG WORLD CINEMA

    Khanyo Mjamba 

International Sales

  • VERSATILE

    Ghislain Vidal-Giraud