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“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Nelson Mandela, 1963

Nelson Mandela and 10 other defendants (many of them Jewish) are on trial for conspiracy to commit sabotage against the repressive South African government.  Their lives hang in the balance, dependant on the intelligence and courage of their tenacious lawyer, Bram Fischer.  But Bram has a secret of his own to hide and must make choices that will have deep consequences for himself and his family.  This is a riveting political thriller about balancing personal and public lives in moral universe turned upside down.

This program is made possible by the Lunder, Sam H. Cohen, and Bernard Osher Foundations.

 Film Details

Thriller / Dir: Jean van de Velde/ Starring:Peter Paul Muller, Sello Motloung, Antoinette Louw /  The Netherlands 2017 / English, Afrikaans w/ English ST/123 min


Dutch Film Awards Best Actress, Screenplay; Capetown Film Festival Best Actress, Screenplay; Movies That Matter Film Festival Audience Award; UK International Jewish Film Festival Best Film Award




Strand Theater

345 Main Street
Rockland, ME


Saturday, March 17, 7:00pm



Running Time

123 minutes


Tickets will be available at The Strand