THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS

By Nicolas CHAMPEAUX, Gilles PORTE

ROUGE INTERNATIONAL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
Special Screening
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolas CHAMPEAUX, Gilles PORTE
    • Synopsis
    • April 2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
      He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: South Africa's apartheid regime was in the dock. Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.