An Act of Defiance

An Act of Defiance

A gripping historical drama about the apartheid era in South Africa, An Act of Defiance tells the true story of Bram Fischer, a Jewish lawyer, and his struggle to defend Nelson Mandela and nine other resistance leaders against charges of conspiracy to commit sabotage, charges that can carry the death penalty. But Fischer has a dangerous secret that threatens the defense and his life. An Act of Defiance deftly combines a nail-biting political thriller with intricate courtroom maneuvering while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end apartheid.

WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD
Jewish International Film Festival 2017

Genersously underwritten by Marcia Stern

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Monday, July 9 | 8:45pm | Dryden Theater

Director: Jean van de Velde
Country: Netherlands
Running Time: 123 min
Year: 2018
Language: English, Afrikaans (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Narrative

Add to Calendar 2018-07-09 20:45:00 2018-07-09 22:58:00 America/New_York An Act of Defiance, Rochester Jewish Film FestivalDryden Theatre

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