An Act of Defiance

Dir. Jean van de Velde | 123 min
Narrative Netherlands 2018 EnglishAfrikaans with English Subtitles DC Premiere

Thursday, May 38:45 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Tuesday, May 88:15 PM E Street Cinema

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists— including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters—face looming death sentences after they are caught up in a raid by the apartheid South African government. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men.

Director Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army) skillfully balances a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue, while paying tribute to the legendary figures who bravely fought segregation and corruption in South Africa.



  • Best Actress & Best Script
    2017, Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival
  • Best Actor & Best Screenplay of a Feature Film
    2017, Nederlands Film Festival


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This event finished on May 9, 2018.