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AN ACT OF DEFIANCE (South Africa)
March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE
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, while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
In apartheid-ruled South Africa, a renowned lawyer, Bram Fischer, struggles to hide his secret affiliation to the nation’s chief resistance movement as he takes on defending a group of its arrested members, including its leader, Nelson Mandela.
Starring: Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, Sello Motloung
Director: Jean Van de Velde
Country: Netherlands /So Africa
Language: Afrikaans and English with English subtitles
Running Time: 123 min