An Act of Defiance
Sunday, March 31, 10:30 AM
Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield Jewish Community Center, Springfield
Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Flavin Auditorium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
In 1963, Nelson Mandela and nine other Black and Jewish South Africans faced a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage against the government. Their lawyer, Bram Fischer, risked both his career and his family to expose South Africa's corrupt, unjust system, while attempting to hide his own ties to the resistance. Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue. This riveting historical drama pays tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
March 31: Light brunch buffet at 9:45 AM.
April 3: Introduction and post-screening Q&A with Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and author of the award-winning Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary.
Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival
DRAMA | 2018 | 123 MINUTES
SOUTH AFRICA, NETHERLANDS | AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH, AND ZULU WITH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY JEAN VAN DE VELDE