A FILM BY NICOLAS CHAMPEAUX AND GILLES PORTE

Genre: Documentary | Runtime: 106 mins | Language: French with English Subtitles

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

In the historic Rivonia Trial of1963 and 1964, Nelson Mandela took center stage. Yet, there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence for daring to challenge South Africa’s apartheid regime. Unreleased and recently recovered archival recordings are brought to life via beautiful hand-drawn animation that transports us back in time into the intensity of the courtroom proceedings. United, they stood firm and set in motion a series of events that inspired future generations. Now, contemporary interviews with the surviving defendants family members, including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as they listen to the audio files some 50 years later further bring the past into the blazingly relevant present. It was one of the last projects in which Winnie Mandela would participate before her passing.

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