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MJFF18: An Act of Defiance

Directed by Jean van de Velde | South Africa-Netherlands | 124 minutes | 2017 | English and Afrikaans with English subtitles

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O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC


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• General Admission – $13.00
• Students & Seniors – $12.00 (with valid ID)

FLORIDA PREMIERE. An Act of Defiance is a riveting historical drama that captures a seminal moment in the fight against racism by courageous South African Jews who risked their lives consigning Apartheid to history.

Taking place in 1963, Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of black and Jewish supporters face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage and violent acts against the government. Led by Mandela and represented by courageous Jewish lawyer Bram Fischer, an unsung hero in the struggle for freedom in South Africa who risked his career and life to defend these men, the group members plead not guilty, shifting attention instead to the corrupt and grossly unjust political system. An Act of Defiance captures a dark period in South Africa’s recent past, balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end one of the greatest injustices in world history.