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Screening: "An Act of Defiance"
The 26th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is proud to announce its screening of An Act of Defiance (2017, Jean van de Velde, Netherlands/South Africa, 123 min, in English & Afrikaans w/English subtitles).
A courtroom political thriller and historical drama that follows the case of ten political activists, including Nelson Mandela, who face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after arrest in Rivonia in apartheid South Africa of 1963. Bram Fischer risks his career as a lawyer and his very freedom to defend these men in court—all while attempting to hide that he is one of them. Based on actual events.
In conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
Introduction by and discussion with Stephen Clingman, of UMass Amherst, author of the award-winning Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary
The screening will begin at 7:30PM on Wednesday, April 3rd in the Isenberg Flavin Family Auditorium (SOM 137).