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“An Act of Defiance” screened at Film Festivals in New York & Atlanta

In late January, the Dutch film "An Act of Defiance" will be screened at two American Jewish Film Festivals

In the end of January, the Dutch film “An Act of Defiance” will be screened at two American Jewish Film Festivals. The film from director Jean van de Velde depicts a critical moment in the fight against racism in Apartheid-era South Africa, as well as sheds light on the little known of South African Jews in consigning Apartheid to history. 

About the film

Based on the true story of the Rivonia Trial in apartheid South Africa, which led to the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and nine of his black and Jewish compatriots, An Act of Defiance is the story of Bram Fischer, the lawyer who chose to put his life and freedom at risk to defend Mandela. Peter Paul Muller’s performance as Fischer is exceptional, and captures his sympathetic and idealistic nature and his more conflicted, practical humanity, afraid that he’ll be implicated with the Rivonia Ten for his membership in the Communist Party. Jean van de Velde has crafted a film that is both a moving and powerful meditation on the sacrifices necessary to stand against injustice, and an exciting political thriller.

New York Jewish Film Festival

On January 15, 1.00 pm and January 16, 3.30 pm, the film “An Act of Defiance” will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival New York. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with director Jean van de Velde. Get your tickets here

Atlanta Film Festival

On January 26 – 30, the film “An Act of Defiance” will be screened at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Get your tickets here! The screening dates are as followed:

– January 26, 11.40 am; Regel Atlantic Station

– January 27, 7.50 pm; Regal Perimeter Pointe

– January 28, 1.25 pm; Regal Hollywood 24

– January 28: 7.15 pm; Regel Atlantic Station

– January 30, 7.00 pm; Regal Perimeter Pointe

You can watch the trailer of “An Act of Defiance” here:

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